Co-operative the Tican Group has adopted several methods to improve production and ensure steady growth in the past 15 years, but the size and location of its abattoir are set to prove a challenge for the future.
As the EU sow stall ban draws nearer, Denmark’s pig industry faces a fresh set of challenges, but believes its policies on welfare, the environment and the quality of its products will carry it through.
Exporting 90% of its pork production to countries in and out of the EU, Denmark tends to be ahead of the game when it comes to food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare. But with the requirement to replace sow stalls with group pens due...
Canadian factory farming has had a tremendous impact on human health, the environment, animal welfare and rural communities, according to a report commissioned by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPCA).
A New Mexico rancher’s application to open the country’s first horse abattoir since lifting a ban on such slaughter has been met with controversy, with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) saying the practice “runs counter to American values”.
Meat is accountable for one-third of the average French shopper’s carbon footprint, despite only representing 8% of the basket’s weight, and 23% of its cost, according to a study by French environment ministry CGDD.
The developed world would have to cut its red meat consumption in half to meet the nitrous oxide (N2O) reduction targets set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a new report has claimed.
The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Brazilian Association of Beef Exporters (ABIEC) discuss the environmental progress made in Brazilian livestock production, and the challenges ahead.
Demand for poultry meat has consistently increased at around three times the rate of population growth over each of the past five decades, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).