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Deep monitoring approach to analyze pig health and welfare

During lactation, it's essential to recognize the behavior of sows and piglets as they reflect the animals' health and welfare. Realizing these changes promptly...

Animal welfare gets a low rating in Malaysia

Australia-based Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index has assigned Malaysia a grade ‘E’ based on its animal husbandry practices regarding the treatment of farmed livestock. This...

Free farrowing in pig production: Balancing welfare and efficiency

In Asia’s pig industry, traditional farrowing crates remain the standard for ensuring sow and piglet safety. After all, these crates control the sow's movements,...

Animal welfare, a path to sustainability, efficiency

The intertwining of animal welfare with production efficiency and sustainability is more vital than ever, says Luiz Mazzon, Global Program Director of Humane Farm...

Cage-free aviary systems – importance of good layout

Cage systems usually focus only on egg production and not on the chicken’s needs. SUSANNE VONK* considers import design considerations for aviary systems, that...

Vietnam introduces new animal welfare standards for its cattle industry

Vietnam has embraced animal welfare standards for its cattle industry. The new standards, which apply to all cattle, align with those already governing the...

Grouping sows – why are farms struggling with it?

Group sow housing, despite its animal welfare intentions, may not always be beneficial. What some farmers overlook is the sociability of the sow herd,...

Vietnam raises beef cattle welfare standards

Vietnam has unveiled new animal welfare standards consistent with Australia’s Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System for imported Australian-bred cattle. Vietnam has been a consistent...

‘Happy pigs’, happy and profitable farmers

How do pig producers know if their pigs are happy? And how will ‘keeping the pigs happy benefit them? Raising happy pigs can be...

Sustainability and animal welfare win focus in poultry

With poultry being the most popular meat globally, it is inevitable that the sector draws in a plethora of news addressing challenges, opportunities, and...

What sets certified humane farms apart?

Farms ‘certified humane’ are implementing four animal welfare practices, said Luiz Mazzon, Humane Farm Animal Care Global Program Director. 1) Nutritious diet – animals...

Vietnam raises animal welfare awareness in household farms

Authorities in Bac Giang province, Vietnam recently organized a workshop to update household farms about animal welfare. Ha Thuy Hanh, Vice President of the...

Livestock care, treatment market to reach USD42m by 2030

Growing demand for animal protein products will continue to drive up the global livestock population. Sky Quest Technology Consulting predicts that from 2023-2030, these...

Aeon Malaysia wins praise for animal welfare policy

Retail chain Aeon Malaysia has won praise for its comprehensive animal health and welfare policy that protects the ‘Five Freedoms’ of animals in its...

How do you target the right consumer?

Targeting the right consumer remains elusive but necessary. As a new era of consumerism unfolds, producers are trying hard to make sense of what...

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