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29 September 2014

Public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the welfare risks related to the farming of sheep for wool, meat and milk production

EFSA has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on the welfare risks related to the farming of sheep for wool, meat and milk production. This document proposes...
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
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12 September 2014

Effect of Birth Weight and Age at Tail Docking and Ear Notching on Behaviour and Physiological Responses of Piglets

Results from this Canadian study suggest that it is better to postpone tail-docking and ear-notching of low-birthweight piglets until the third day of life than on day 1.
The Pig Site
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12 September 2014

Moves to Group Housing Systems Gather Pace Globally

The practice of group housing for pigs has been a requirement in the European Union since the start of last year. In the UK, it has been a practice for...
The Pig Site
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10 September 2014

Lack of compliance with the Pigs Directive continues: Urgent need for change

Since 2003, it has been a legal requirement to provide pigs with enrichment materials. The same legislation also prohibits routine tail-docking (Council Directive 2008/120/EC, consolidating earlierlegislation). For some years reports by...
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
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05 September 2014

Simulation of Costs for Polled Genetics Vs Dehorning

Choosing polled genetics over dehorning could make mathematical sense, a Pennsylvania State University paper has found.
The Beef Site
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