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Poultry Welfare

Litter management strategies to enhance poultry housing

Improving litter management processes and enhancing poultry performance through ammonia and humidity control. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
Improving litter management processes and enhancing poultry performance through ammonia and humidity control. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
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Turkeys at a farm in Loose Creek, Missouri. | Austin Alonzo

Plainville Farms investigating turkey abuse claims

Video circulated by PETA shows turkeys being mistreated in a variety of ways
Plainville Farms says it is investigating a situation in which a video, circulated by animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shows turkeys being mistreated.
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Panera, Shake Shack align with Better Chicken Commitment

The broiler welfare standard sets stocking density and enrichment guidelines.
Seven foodservice and retail companies – Aramark, Compass Group, Nestlé USA, Panera Bread, Shake Shack, Sodexo and Target – have formed the U.S. Working Group for Broiler Welfare. The working group will support a transition to the broiler welfare standards set by the Better Chicken Commitment.
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Proposition 12 appeal from National Pork Producers rejected

The appeal challenged the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative that required all eggs produced or sold in California to come from cage-free laying systems by the end of 2021.
On July 28th, 2021, California’s Proposition 12 law was tested in a federal courts appeal by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
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