New program sets course for 30 PSY

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, LLC has rolled out a new industry initiative – the “Feeding for 30 Program,” as part of its ongoing commitment to animal nutrition. The program builds on the industry goal of achieving 30 pigs per sow per year (PSY). FULL STORY »

Actions shown on WPF video, ‘indefensible’

The verdict is in from the Animal Care Review Panel regarding the actions shown on the undercover video released on Tuesday, which was shot at a Wyoming Premium Farms’ (WPF) sow unit near Wheaton, Wyo. The panel of three animal well-being experts, called the animal mistreatment “unacceptable and indefensible.” FULL STORY »

HSUS releases video shot at Wyoming Premium Farms

Capitalizing on the attention of Safeway announcing its new directive regarding gestation-sow housing, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released an undercover video on Tuesday that was shot at Wyoming Premium Farms (WPF) in April. Investigations are underway, and the industry responds. 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 »

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 »

Gestation-stall ban could backfire on activists in EU

The irony could be profound: Animal activists in Europe succeed in getting rid of sow gestation stalls only to have more industrialized hog farms rise up as a result. 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 »

CCF video spoofs HSUS ad Play video

“For just $19 a month, you can join the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in our fight to hire more lawyers,” -- so goes the message in a 2:30-minute video from the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) and that spoofs familiar HSUS television ads that feature abandoned and abused dogs and cats. FULL STORY »

Domino’s Pizza says “no” to HSUS

This week, Domino’s Pizza shareholders voted to reject a resolution offered by the Humane Society of the United States to require its pork suppliers to stop housing gestating sows in stalls. Perhaps just as surprising was the margin of the vote. 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 »

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