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BIG PICTURE

Sow crates phase-out takes hold world wide

October 23, 2014

Woolworths, Pick n Pay action in South Africa latest examples

The pressure started in Europe. The focus then became North America. Now the drive to phase-out so-called 'sow crates' or gestation stalls has firmly taken hold in a variety of major pockets around the world.


BIG PICTURE

Unilever ramps-up animal care standards

October 2, 2014

'Embedded sustainability' approach puts welfare-based sourcing at forefront


INDUSTRY PROGRESS

Verified Beef Program moves ahead on new modules

September 4, 2014

Progress on new biosecurity, animal care and environmental stewardship additions


PRODUCER SERIES

Young rancher sees untapped market potential in animal care, sustainability

September 4, 2014

New modules in beef industry's VBP program mean new opportunities

NEW SCIENCE

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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