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Research to use artificial intelligence to identify sick livestock

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The welfare of livestock could be improved thanks to a new research project that will use novel artificial intelligence methods combined with behavioural analytics to provide rapid and reliable insights to animal health for farmers across the UK. The research and commercial feasibility program, co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency, will be led by the Quant Foundry (QF) in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School and Agri-EPI Centre.

...follow the link to read the article in full at University of Bristol...

2nd November 2020
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University of Bristol
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UK pig sector continues to achieve high welfare scores - AHDB data

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AHDB’s Real Welfare scheme is unique in the type of data it collects and the degree to which it represents practices across the industry. Last year’s data shows that the vast majority of pig farms continue to have good levels of welfare and the sector as a whole shows continuous improvements are being made.

...follow the link to read the article in full on The Pig Site...

26th January 2021
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The Pig Site
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EU citizens' "End the Cage Age" initiative moves forward

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The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation.

Věra Jourová, Vice-President for Values and Transparency, and Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, are meeting the organisers of the European Citizens' Initiative "End the Cage Age", after they collected and submitted to the Commission close to 1.4 million signatures.

...click on the link to read the article in full on the Dairy Site...

6th November 2020
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The Dairy Site
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EFSA examines the welfare of cattle at slaughter

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ESFA research has identified multiple welfare hazards for cattle at slaughter - most stemming from abattoir staff fatigue.

Research from the European Food Safety Agency has assessed the welfare of cattle at slaughter and issued an updated opinion. 

...click on the link to read the article in full on the Dairy Site...

6th November 2020
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The Dairy Site
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UK meal kit companies take steps to ensure chicken welfare

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New report from The Human League UK shows that meal kit companies, who have seen unprecedented success during the COVID-19 crisis, are taking much-needed action on chicken welfare

A new report,Chicken Welfare in the Meal Kit Sector, shows that the majority of the top UK meal kit companies have now committed to or exceed the Better Chicken Commitment (BCC).

The BCC is an initiative led by animal protection groups aimed at reducing the widespread suffering of chickens. Key player HelloFresh has been signed up to the BCC since May 2020, while Gousto committed last week. KBK, Nosh Detox, and Love Yourself also committed this year.

...follow the link to read the article in full on the Poultry Site...

7th October 2020
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The Poultry Site
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Scotland halts cruel live calf exports

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We are pleased to announce that, after a gruelling legal battle, the Scottish Government has finally stopped live calf exports. Having spent six months defending the inhumane export of unweaned calves to Europe, they have conceded that this trade was being conducted in breach of the legislation on the protection of animals during transport.

...follow the link to read the article in full on the Ciwf website...

23rd September 2020
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Ciwf
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