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02 September 2016
India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
19 August 2016
CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
03 August 2016
Former Contract Milker Convicted after Ramming Cow
NEW ZEALAND - A former contract milker has been banned from working in the dairy industry for 12 months for ramming a dairy cow with a quad bike, causing it severe pain and distress....
21 July 2016
Veal Calf Protection at Slaughter Improved
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced changes to improve humane handling inspections at facilities that produce veal meat....
15 July 2016
Facilities Suspended in Vietnamese Cattle Cruelty Case
VIET NAM - The Australian agriculture authorities have suspended a number of facilities in Viet Nam as part of an investigation into alleged animal cruelty involving cattle exported from Australia....
14 July 2016
NZ Farmer Fined for Cutting Teats Off Cows
NEW ZEALAND - A Taranaki contract milker has been fined close to $4,000 for amputating the teats of dairy cows by placing rubber rings on them and cutting them off with scissors....
11 July 2016
NZ Dairy Farmers Urged to Improve Bobby Calf Welfare at Calving Time
NEW ZEALAND - As the dairy industry’s spring calving kicks off, the Bobby Calf Action Group (BCAG) is reminding everyone who handles calves of the important role they have to play....
05 July 2016
Awards Recognise Dairy Welfare Progress
GLOBAL - Animal welfare group Compassion in World Farming has rewarded several top companies for their dairy cow welfare policies, in what they say is a tipping point towards better welfare....
15 June 2016
New Rules Announced to Prevent Bobby Calf Abuse in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - The 8 organisations that formed the Bobby Calf Action Group at the end of 2015 have accelerated and added to existing measures aimed at ensuring everyone involved with bobby calves applies best practice in their handling and care....
13 June 2016
Australia Investigates Abuse of Exported Cattle at Vietnamese Abattoir
AUSTRALIA - Australian cattle exporters and government have said inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable after footage emerged from Animals Australia of cruelty in a Vietnamese abattoir....
10 June 2016
What is the Role of Welfare in Livestock Production?
UK - Moves for a total ban on the use of antibiotics in the treatment of animals need to be reined back and vets need to be allowed to use all means available to ensure animal health and welfare....
07 June 2016
Tips for Cattle Producers to Reduce Heat Stress in Hot Weather
ANALYSIS - As summer approaches, it's important for cattle producers to make plans to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather, according to Nebraska Extension educator Rob Eirich, who directs the Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance programme....
02 June 2016
Guilty Pleas Over Calf Abuse in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - The man who was charged in March this year over alleged bobby calf mistreatment offences has pleaded guilty to all 10 charges....
31 May 2016
How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
AUSTRALIA - According to Dr Xavier Manteca, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, who will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Annual Conference, dairy cattle welfare can be assessed using a range of methods....
26 May 2016
More Charges Over Calf Cruelty in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries has laid a second set of charges in relation to an investigation into alleged animal welfare offences involving bobby calves....
18 May 2016
New Project to Identify Best Practice for Larger Beef Finishing Units
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has commissioned a three-year project investigating the health, welfare and performance of beef cattle on larger finishing units in England....
Low-Flow Sprinklers Can Cool Cows Just as Effectively
US - Dairies use intermittent sprinkler systems to cool cows in warm weather, but little experimental work has been done to determine how much water is needed to achieve beneficial effects. ...
05 May 2016
Earls Restaurants Reinstates Canadian Beef After Outcry
CANADA - Canadian restaurant chain Earls Restaurants has reinstated Canadian beef on menus after an outcry over its removal from customers and beef producers....
04 May 2016
Cattlemen's Association Stands Up for Canada's Animal Care Rules
CANADA - The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) has said Canadian animal care regulations and standards are among the best in the world, after Canadian restaurant chain Earls Restaurants switched to US beef suppliers....
15 April 2016
New Zealand Proposes New Animal Welfare Rules
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on proposed regulations designed to take the next step in improving animal welfare in New Zealand....
14 April 2016
FAI Focussing on Animal Welfare Outcome Measures
UK - Carly Scott is a researcher at FAI farms in Oxford. Here she explains the principles behind welfare outcome measures and the work her and the Science Team are doing in this field....
08 April 2016
France Launches Action on Animal Welfare
FRANCE - New animal welfare rules from France will aim to place welfare at the heart of the agriculture strategy, according to farming minister Stéphane Le Foll....
22 March 2016
USDA Study Puts Beta-agonists Back in Spotlight
ANALYSIS - Beta-agonists are back in the spotlight with new research evaulating zilpaterol hydrochloride's (Zilmax) response in finishing cattle to performance, heat stress and animal welfare characteristics. ...
10 March 2016
New Zealand Takes Action on Bobby Calf Mistreatment
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has laid charges against an individual in relation to an investigation into animal welfare offences involving bobby calves....
09 March 2016
Researchers Help Aussie Beef Farmers Maximise New Road Cash
AUSTRALIA - The upgrade of some of Australia’s iconic cattle routes could provide significant benefits to the nation’s livestock industry, while at the same time minimising stress for both truck drivers and cattle....
24 February 2016
Australian Live Cattle Exporters Reject Calls for Trade Cap
AUSTRALIA - The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council, Alison Penfold, has today rejected calls by the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union for a cap on the export of live cattle from Australia....
19 February 2016
EU Animal Welfare Rules Need Better Enforcement
EU - Reacting to EU Ministers talks on the setting up of a new EU animal welfare platform, Copa and Cogeca have highlighted the high welfare standards that exist in the EU and the need to ensure that they are simplified and better enforced rather than...
12 February 2016
Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
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