Future of swine production leads IPVS meeting

The 22nd International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Jeju, South Korea, revealed the latest program of activities aimed at transforming livestock production. FULL STORY »

Kroger turns up the heat on gestation housing

The United States’ No. 1 traditional grocery chain, Kroger Co., has announced its commitment to sourcing pork from suppliers that eliminate the use of gestation-sow stalls. FULL STORY »

Curriculum and priority changes needed in veterinary medicine

More attention is needed to recruit and prepare the next generation of veterinarians for teaching and research, as well as for jobs in diagnostic laboratories, regulatory agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and more. That’s according to a new National Research Council (NRC) report. FULL STORY »

NPPC responds to Safeway’s gestation-stall decision

Following Safeway’s announcement that it will require its pork suppliers to stop using gestation-sow stalls in the production process, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President R.C. Hunt, who is a pork producer from Wilson, N.C., offered this statement. FULL STORY »

NPB reacts to Burger King gestation-stall plans

The National Pork Board has released its reaction to Burger King's announcement that it will require its pork suppliers to provide pork only from systems that do not use gestation-sow stalls. FULL STORY »

NPPC responds to Burger King's gestation stall decision

Following Burger King's decision to require its pork suppliers to move toward eliminating gestation-sow stalls, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) released its own statement. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use in pork production is overblown

Antibiotic use in food-animal production gets a lot of attention, but accuracy doesn’t always follow. To better determine the amount of antibiotics actually used in pork production, a team of researchers investigated the topic and found past estimates excessive. FULL STORY »

Veterinarians speak out on antibiotic use in animal agriculture

Nearly a week has passed since a federal judge in New York ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must start taking action on certain antibiotic usage in animal agriculture. As the dust clears, and evaluations have taken place, veterinarians associated with food-animal production are speaking up. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Spring fever spawns optimism

Whether it’s 60 F, 70 F or 80 F where you’re at it has been a wonderful stretch of warm, sunny spring-like days, It sure is hard to remember that it’s still winter. Yep, folks step a bit lighter, smile a bit more and naturally become more optimistic. FULL STORY »

AASV committees to meet March 10

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) committees will meet again this year on Saturday morning March 10 at the AASV Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. All committee members are encouraged to attend. FULL STORY »

Panel established to review animal activists’ videos

Pork production has faced a rash of pressure from animal activists in recent weeks, the latest being an undercover video at an Iowa hog farm. In an effort to foster a balanced conversation about farm-animal care and to provide credible feedback, the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) has created an Animal Care Review panel. FULL STORY »

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