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European Reference Center for poultry in operation

Following in the footsteps of the pig welfare reference center, this latest European Union initiative will offer scientific findings to poultry and other small animal producers
The European Unions new reference center for poultry welfare has opened, helping to bring science to the welfare debate.
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Iowa organic egg company produces on small farms

Farmers Hen House, an organic free-range egg company, prioritizes sustainable farming while keeping small farms in business.
Farmers Hen House began with a few small Amish farms and the idea that producing organic eggs would keep these farms viable and sustainable.
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Are alternative proteins just a trend?

Large animal protein companies are expecting growth in their alternative protein portfolios, however, some have suggested they believe sales will hit a ceiling
I am afraid animal welfare and environmental concerns for a younger generation of consumers is going to play a bigger role in the demand for alternative proteins than we as livestock producers would like.
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Optimizing immunity: Experts share disease-management strategies

The growing trend toward ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ production systems has prompted poultry companies to rethink their traditional disease-management practices. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
The growing trend toward ‘no antibiotics ever’ and ‘reduced use’ production systems has prompted poultry companies to rethink their traditional disease-management practices. Poultry experts share disease-management strategies to help build a stronger bird by optimizing immunity against four major diseases. Sponsored by Poultry Health Today.
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GAP, RSPCA broiler pledges on the rise in Canada

Of the last six restaurant chains to make broiler welfare pledges, five of them are from Canadian companies
While the number of restaurant chains to sign broiler welfare pledges that align with either Global Animal Partnership (GAP) or Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards in the United States has slowed down in recent months, more Canadian businesses are making such pledges.
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Arizona Mirror seems to back animal rights agenda

Arizona news organization appears to be promoting anti-Hickman’s Egg Ranch more than the animal rights group that filmed it
An animal rights activist with the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) admitted to a reporter she and another member of the group trespassed at a Hickman’s Egg Ranch facility in order to shoot a video that would paint the company in an unfavorable light.
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Puerto Rico struggles to continue with cockfights

Cockfights will be illegal in all U.S. territories from Dec. 20, following a federal ban, but Puerto Rican political leaders demand that it should not come into effect.
“This is an industry that represents more than $18 million in our economy and also more than 27,000 direct and indirect jobs on the island,” said Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer González.
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