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08 December 2014
Shooting Wolves Wont Save Livestock
US – Killing wolves to reduce livestock losses does not work, says a study looking at 25 years of government control data....
04 December 2014
Scientists Find Tell-Tale Signs of Content Goats
UK – Happy goats point their ears forward and their tails up, according to new animal welfare insights....
02 December 2014
Dog Owners Must Take Control Around Livestock
IRELAND - The latest series of savage dog attacks of sheep flocks serve as a stark reminder to dog owners to ensure their pets are kept under control around livestock....
01 December 2014
"Moderate" Liver Fluke Risk For Most Irish Farms
IRELAND – Winter liver fluke risk is “moderate” for Irish livestock this year, although extra care may be needed on North West farms....
Wild Dogs Survey to Combat "Escalating Problem"
AUSTRALIA – Australian farmers are being asked to complete a survey to gauge efforts working to address the country’s wild dog problem....
27 November 2014
'Don’t Downgrade the Role of Vets in Animal Safety' Urges BVA
UK - Following a report in today's Guardian of recommendations made to the Red Tape Challenge including cuts to health inspections on farms and the use of “non-vets” to carry out bovine TB...
13 November 2014
Shoppers Want Welfare Reassurance, Research Finds
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Animal Welfare and Sustainability Inextricably Linked
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues....
12 November 2014
EUROTIER: Forum for 21st Century Animal Husbandry
GERMANY - On the first day of EuroTier 2014 in Hanover yesterday, the head of the German Agricultural Society, DLG, said the trade show had attracted 2,360 exhibitors from 49 countries, with...
04 November 2014
Study Reveals Differences in Animal Welfare Training across Europe
EU - According to a new study, the main differences in farm animal welfare education across Europe seem to be in the reduced number of hours of education, less interactive teaching and fewer...
UK Vets Say Consumers Should Know about Slaughter Methods
UK - Nine out of 10 vets say consumers should be better informed about slaughter methods, according to a new survey from the British Veterinary Association (BVA)....
29 October 2014
Owners Urged to Keep Dogs Under Control Around Livestock
UK - Autumn can see rise to dog walking, but the risk of animals being worried at the mating season can be costly, warns the National Farmers Union....
28 October 2014
Ewes Donated to Help Young Farmers After Dog Attack
UK - A positive result of the hard work NSA and Farmers Guardian has been doing to raise the profile of sheep worrying is an incredibly generous gift of an NSA member in Shropshire of ewes to...
22 October 2014
Over-grooming Risks Apply to Animals as well as Humans
UK - Over-grooming fingernails and toenails could potentially lead to serious nail conditions. Experts from Nottingham University's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science say that this research...
20 October 2014
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme...
14 October 2014
Wild Dog Control Leaves Farmers $19,000 Better Off
AUSTRALIA – Wild dogs are being controlled through community projects across southern Australia, saving money for many producers....
10 October 2014
Zagreb to Host Symposium to Address Food Animal Welfare around Slaughter
CROATIA - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is holding its 'International Symposium 2015: Recent Advances II' on food animal welfare during transport, marketing and slaughter in Zagreb on...
09 October 2014
Upcoming Meeting on Animal Welfare at End of Life
US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host the 'Humane Endings' symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals near Chicago on 3 to 5 November...
01 October 2014
No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
30 September 2014
Australia Wool Output Set for 90 Year Low
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s wool production for the coming season will slump to a ninety year low, according to the latest expert prediction....
25 September 2014
EFSA to Offer New Assessment of Sheep Welfare Risks
EUROPE – A document on welfare risks in sheep production is now in its open consultation stage, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced....
Heavier Lambs, More Lambs From Pre-Natal Shearing
ARGENTINA – Pre-natal shearing benefits both lamb and ewe but proper planning is vital for success, Patagonian sheep farmers are being advised....
23 September 2014
Halal Market in France Continues to Expand
FRANCE - The halal market in France is continuing to see good growth based on the modernisation of product offerings coupled with yearlong promotions across the category,according to Victoria...
Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15...
22 September 2014
British Vets Prefer British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelmingly majority buying British....
19 September 2014
Scotland's Research Focuses on Welfare, Breeding, Resistance
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jos Houdijk, researcher at Scotland's Rural College, shares ongoing research initiatives for sheep, including drenching, computed tomography, breeding, welfare and disease resistance....
10 September 2014
How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
09 September 2014
Animal Welfare Improvements Needed in Icelandic Slaughterhouses
ICELAND - Iceland needs to improve official controls concerning animal welfare at the time of killing to make sure that all relevant EEA requirements are fulfilled and action is taken in the...
04 September 2014
Breeding Soundness Test for Better Lambing, Kidding Seasons
US - Breeding soundness exams for rams and bucks can take the guessing out of choosing fertile sires as fall breeding season is here, according to a Purdue Extension specialist....
Animal Alliance Releases Reports from 2014 Animal Rights Conferences
US - The Animal Agriculture Alliance today released a report that chronicles observations from the 33rd annual Animal Rights National Conference presented by The Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)...
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