Food industry stakeholders are moving away from direct or indirect use of gestation crates to house pregnant sows, but crates and other methods of housing sows have their benefits and challenges, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture. Continue reading
From Jan. 1 2013, sows will have to be kept in groups rather than in individual stalls during most of their pregnancy. Let us remmember the origin of them. Continue reading
Pork production will see moderate increases in 2013, according to forecasts from the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. Continue reading
From today, Russia will impose a ban on chilled and frozen US meat imports starting in February after the US failed to provide documentation confirming that meat exported to Russia will be free of ractopamine, a feed additive.