Animal Housing

Wood chips for cow chips January 2017

Wood chip pads were already part of the Irish, British and New Zealand waste management scene, but it wasn’t until Tom Basden – an extension specialist with West Virginia University – noticed many beef producers were having winter time pasture issues, that the system was introduced to the U.S. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Beef production on slats January 2017

Forget about cleaning cattle pens. An Ohio feedlot owner has taken the approach of housing his herd in a well-ventilated barn on slatted concrete floors. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Water contamination prompts racing barn to close October 2016

Scarborough Downs plans to close its horse barn by the end of October, citing an ongoing problem with water contamination caused by horse manure. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Undercover video analyzed by third-party August 2016

Undercover video analyzed by third-party at Canadian Centre for Food Integrity showed no wrong doing Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Perdue Announces Industry-First Animal Care Commitments June 2016

Perdue Foods has become the first major company to commit to implementing progressive practices in raising and harvesting animals system-wide Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Helping Africans Farm Eggs June 2016

Egg Farmers of Canada is helping make a successful multi-faceted facility in Swaziland become self-sufficient in egg production Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Wiechman shows off new IN pig farm April 2016

Carroll County boasts the largest number of pig farms in Indiana, so the arrival of a new hog facility might not seem like news. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Major Canadian grocery retailers commit to cage-free by 2025 March 2016

Major grocery retailers in Canada have pledged to go cage-free. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Taking the Lead March 2016

As an industry pioneer tackling the issue of sustainability at the producer level, the Egg Farmers of Alberta (EFA) started on their journey of developing a sustainability platform for egg production farms in 2014. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Air filtration in transport March 2016

The on-going spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a major concern in pork production areas of Canada, the U.S. and beyond. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Open-air structure keeps manure run-off in check March 2016

Tim Krapfl, owner of Krapfl Ag Commodities in Petersburg, Ia, knows all about weather. And, like all cattlemen, he knows also about manure. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

How Much Space is Enough? March 2016

Furnished cages support behaviours such as scratching, perching and nesting, but their design continues to evolve Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Working Together February 2016

If you do a Google search of the Internet, 157 million definitions of sustainability will come up. Is sustainability meeting the needs of the future and the present at the same time? Or is it really just producing more with less? Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Defining Sustainability February 2016

It’s called the Provision Coalition: a group of twelve food and beverage manufacturing organizations from across Canada that have teamed up under Growing Forward funding with the sole mandate of providing resources, programming and advocacy for sustainability. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Egg Farmers of Canada announces industry-wide transition away from conventional housing February 2016

Egg Farmers of Canada has commenced a coordinated, systematic, market-oriented transition from conventional cage egg production towards alternative systems Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Charting the course for sustainability February 2016

Farm, Food & Beyond was launched in 2015 to create a sustainability initiative that builds upon the success of existing provincial programs. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Biofilter made from peanut shells degrades air pollutants January 2016

In order to clean the air, biotechnology expert Raul Pineda Olmedo, from the National University of Mexico (UNAM), designed a biofilter using peanut shells. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

UGA releases app to help ventilate poultry houses during cold weather November 2015

University of Georgia poultry housing experts have released the state’s first app to help poultry farmers determine how much they should ventilate their houses Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Fresh from the cage-free barn November 2015

In September 2014, A&W announced itself as the first national fast food restaurant in North America to serve eggs from hens fed a vegetarian diet. A month later, the chain became the first in North America to serve chicken raised without the use of antibiotics. Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Not a Day at the Beach October 2015

The cows were immediately more comfortable and healthy when Michigan-based, Nobis Dairy Farms switched to sand bedding in their milking barns in 1974. However, Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

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