Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Common Audit Launched to Ensure Swine Care and Food Safety http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/common-audit-launched-ensure-swine-care-and-food-safety <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>New Farm-Level Tool Gains Third-Party Certification, Builds on PQA Plus Program</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board announces that a new common swine industry audit platform for pork producers, packers and processors is now certified by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization and is available to the public. The new audit tool builds on the existing Pork Quality Assurance Plus program and expands it to serve as a single, common audit platform for the pork industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/common-audit-launched-ensure-swine-care-and-food-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/common-audit-launched-ensure-swine-care-and-food-safety#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:36:00 +0000 51761 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Denmark Growers to Trial Antibiotic-Free Hog Production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/denmark-growers-trial-antibiotic-free-hog-production <div class="field-byline"> Source: Danish Crown </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotic use in pork production is a hot topic worldwide, and five cooperative growers for Danish Crown will be participating in an antibiotic-free hog production trial. Denmark already has one of the lowest levels of antibiotics use in pig production in the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/denmark-growers-trial-antibiotic-free-hog-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/denmark-growers-trial-antibiotic-free-hog-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:22:00 +0000 51751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FDA: Increase in Antibiotics Use in Animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-increase-antibiotics-use-animals <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to the Food and Drug Administration’s latest annual report on sales and distribution data on antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals, antibiotics sold for use by the livestock industry, including in animal feed, increased by 16% in four years (2009-12).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-increase-antibiotics-use-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-increase-antibiotics-use-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Legislative Preview Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:08:00 +0000 51511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com California Law on Chicken Housing Stands http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/california-law-chicken-housing-stands <div class="field-byline"> P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A California federal judge dismissed the case filed by six state attorneys general against California’s law that prohibits the sale of eggs from laying hens not meeting California’s new housing standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/california-law-chicken-housing-stands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/california-law-chicken-housing-stands#comments Animal Well-Being Business Legislative Preview Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:04:00 +0000 51501 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Piglet Brains Provide Tool in Understanding Human Infant Brain Development http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/piglet-brains-provide-tool-understanding-human-infant-brain-development <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An online tool developed by researchers at the University of Illinois will further aid studies into postnatal brain growth in human infants based on the similarities seen in the development of the piglet brain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/piglet-brains-provide-tool-understanding-human-infant-brain-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/piglet-brains-provide-tool-understanding-human-infant-brain-development#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:36:00 +0000 51461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Flu Vaccination can Protect Human, Pig Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/flu-vaccination-can-protect-human-pig-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In anticipation of this flu season, the Pork Checkoff is reminding producers, farm personnel, veterinarians and others who have contact with pigs to get the seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible to help protect human and pig health.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/flu-vaccination-can-protect-human-pig-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/flu-vaccination-can-protect-human-pig-health#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:53:00 +0000 51441 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com California Egg Law Could Have Far-Reaching Implications http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/california-egg-law-could-have-far-reaching-implications <div class="field-byline"> Source: Des Moines Register </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Des Moines Register brings perspective to a federal judge’s actions last week when a multi-state case against the California egg law was thrown out, possibly resulting in implications for beef, pork and other commodities being blocked from sale in specific states in the future. Six states had asked the court to strike down a California statute barring the sale of eggs there that were produced by hens in cages that did not meet a standard size of at least 116 square inches of space per chicken.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/california-egg-law-could-have-far-reaching-implications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/california-egg-law-could-have-far-reaching-implications#comments Animal Well-Being Marketing Animal Welfare Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:20:00 +0000 51341 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Zoetis Announces Recipients of Honoring Caregivers Award http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/zoetis-announces-recipients-honoring-caregivers-award <div class="field-byline"> Source: Zoetis </div> <div class="field-deck"> <i>Honor recognizes five farm employees who have shown exceptional commitment to pig care</i> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Five pig caregivers rose to the top above more than 130 nominations to become Honoring Caregivers Award winners recognized by Zoetis for their contributions to the pork industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/zoetis-announces-recipients-honoring-caregivers-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/zoetis-announces-recipients-honoring-caregivers-award#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Animal Welfare Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:07:00 +0000 51251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Managing Risk of Custom Manure Application and PEDV Spread http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread <div class="node-body article-body">Biosecurity measures have been standard operating procedure for custom manure applicators for a long time, but the presence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has forced them to revisit or step up their practices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/managing-risk-custom-manure-application-and-pedv-spread#comments Animal Well-Being Business PEDV Health Biosecurity Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 50191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Gestational Heat Stress can Have Long-Term Pork Quality Impacts http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/gestational-heat-stress-can-have-long-term-pork-quality-impacts <div class="node-body article-body">Heat stress costs the U.S. swine industry more than $300 million annually in reduced growth and efficiency, decreased reproductive performance, altered carcass composition and slowed swine metabolism, according to Jason Ross, Iowa State University (ISU) reproductive physiologist. Ross and his ISU colleagues recently joined a multi-state National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded research project, led by Lance Baumgard, ISU nutritionist, to investigate the long-term impacts that in utero heat stress can have on the body composition of pigs all the way through the finishing phase.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/gestational-heat-stress-can-have-long-term-pork-quality-impacts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/gestational-heat-stress-can-have-long-term-pork-quality-impacts#comments Animal Well-Being Sow Productivity Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:39:00 +0000 50061 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com