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Big changes in pressure from animal activists

February 28, 2014

Key indicators show the challenge to the livestock industry is increasing

Paul Hodgman has seen it firsthand. He has spent a lifetime in the livestock business and today serves as a strategic lead with a business called the Ag & Food Exchange (AFX).

"The people who don't like us are in this for the long haul, and they are quite content with incremental change," he says. "They are applying tried and true tactics of divide and conquer."


Banff Pork Seminar 'boar pit' tackles PED bombshell

January 23, 2014

Outlook for pork production and new Pig Code also discussed


Canadian Bio-Systems launches 'Power of 5' for livestock production

January 23, 2014

New generation of 'natural' options fits well with the demands of today's industry and regulatory environments


Producer perspective: Straw Man's view

January 23, 2014

John Kolk talks today's challenges and the path forward on farm animal care


Good news about trans fats? "We are learning there is a very important public health message to convey about ruminant natural trans fats and how these are different from the industrial trans fats that have been targeted as harmful to health." – Dr. Spencer Proctor, University of Alberta

Science tackles sow housing challenge. "If there is one thing we have learned that we can pass on to you in North America, itís that group sow housing is possible and the farmer is the key to success." – Dr. Herman Vermeer, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Netherlands


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