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No pleas entered yet in Canadian chicken abuse case

Attorneys for Sofina Foods and Elite Farm Services say video provided does not tell the whole story, so they cannot advise their clients on how to plead
Canadian poultry company Sofina Foods and a chicken catching service that contracted with Sofina have yet to enter a plea in an animal abuse case, with defense attorneys saying the court does not have sufficient video evidence of the alleged acts.
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How important animal welfare is to 6 consumers

Diverse group shares insights on how animal welfare impacts their shopping decisions
Six meat and poultry consumers taking part in a focus group at the 2019 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit all revealed that animal welfare was important to them. But the level of that importance varied.
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Improving poultry housing conditions to reduce ammonia

Strategies for proper litter management and enhancing poultry housing conditions to reduce volatility of ammonia and ensure bird performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
Strategies for proper litter management and enhancing poultry housing conditions to reduce volatility of ammonia and ensure bird performance. Sponsored by Jones-Hamilton.
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Perdue taps farmers to invent animal welfare enrichments

Carpenter family from Wadesboro, North Carolina, wins competition by designing enrichments that chickens enjoy and are easy to build and store
Perdue Farms, a leader in animal welfare, announced on April 22 the winner of its first ever Chicken Welfare Enrichment Design Contest. Perdue challenged family farmers in their network to develop new inventions that improve the lives of the animals in their care. The company received over 30 submissions for creative new enrichment designs that allow chickens to roost, perch, play and exercise in different ways.
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USDA confirms 5 new cases of virulent Newcastle disease

During the week of April 12-18, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed five additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, California. 
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USPOULTRY releases video on poultry and egg farm stewardship

In observance of Earth Day, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) has put together a video showing the highlights of several broiler and turkey farms that have received USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award over the past few years. USPOULTRY’s Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farms engaged in poultry and egg production.
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Change your words, change consumer perception

For farmers and ranchers to have a better relationship with consumers, their message needs to be value-driven, not science-based
In order for farmers and ranchers to gain a better reputation with consumers, they need to do a better job of gaining their trust by using values to drive purchasing choices, explained Leah Dorman, director of food integrity and consumer engagement at Phibro Animal Health.
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