Sow/Gilt Management

Safeway joins in gestation-sow stall ban

The nation’s second-largest grocery chain wants to do business with suppliers who can provide pork without the use of gestation-sow stalls in the production process and they are formulating plans on how to achieve that. “It is Safeway’s goal to have a gestation-stall-free supply chain,” says Brian Dowling, Safeway vice president of public affairs. FULL STORY »

Tim Hortons calls for gestation-sow stall elimination

Officials at Tim Hortons restaurant chain want the pork industry and the company’s pork suppliers to stop using gestation-sow stalls. The Canadian-based firm is instructing its suppliers to develop clear plans by year's end outlining timelines to phase out the housing system. FULL STORY »

Webinar: ‘Gestation Sow Housing’ to provide answers and insights

Gestation-sow housing is grabbing a lot of attention these days, which means there’s a growing need for information and dialogue. In that vein, a webinar entitled “Gestation Sow Housing” is on tap for Friday, May 11. FULL STORY »

Wendy’s commits to gestation-stall-free pork

The Wendy’s hamburger chain has joined the ranks of foodservice providers that will require its U.S. and Canadian pork suppliers to make plans to phase out the use of gestation-sow stalls. FULL STORY »

HSUS files SEC complaint against Seaboard Foods

Maintaining its focus on pork production and gestation-sow stalls, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Seaboard Foods. At issue, HSUS is claiming Seaboard is violating the federal securities law in making statements about its pork production system. FULL STORY »

Pig Adventure Center to break ground this spring

Owned and operated by Belstra Milling, the 2,400-head sow farm, nursery and gilt development site will begin construction by April or May, according to Malcolm DeKryger, vice president and business development director at Belstra. FULL STORY »

Compass Group says no to gestation stalls

Compass Group North America is the latest food company to step forward and commit to buying only pork from suppliers who do not use gestation-sow stalls. Company officials announced the decision on Thursday, with a deadline to accomplish that goal in the U.S. supply chain by 2017. FULL STORY »

NPB commits $2 million to ‘pig adventure center’

The National Pork Board has decided to contribute $2 million to help fund the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Center. The decision was made in NPB’s board meeting, held in conjunction with the National Pork Industry Forum in Denver. FULL STORY »

NPB to consider a public swine education center

Pork industry leaders will discuss a whole host of topics at this week’s Pork Industry Forum in Denver, but among those leading the list for the National Pork Board will be a request for financial support of a public swine education center. FULL STORY »

NPB identifies 2012 research projects for funding

Each year, the National Pork Board's six producer-led science and technology committees meet to identify and prioritize research needs and funding allocations. This year, the participants reviewed more than 100 proposals, and selected those that would were deemed to offer the greatest benefit to the overall industry FULL STORY »

Foodservice company to move away from gestation stalls

Bon Appétit Management Co. has announced that it will focus on suppliers whose products do not trace back to gestation-sow stalls or battery cages for egg-laying hens. Bon Appétit operates more than 400 foodservice outlets for corporations, universities, museums and specialty venues in 31 states. FULL STORY »

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