Stories about animal welfare
In December 2017, my commentary centered on the difference between animal rights and animal welfare and a particular group whose work is to “secure legally recognized fundamental rights for nonhuman animals through litigation, advocacy and education.”
With the onset of winter temperatures around the country, cattle producers are busy ensuring their herds are well cared for.
American Dairy Association Indiana hosted a virtual field trip to Poland Dairy, an event attended by more than 2,700 students. Farmer Michael Poland moved his dairy herd to Indiana in 2002 after attending Purdue University.
Agriscience projects focused on fish, pest control and meat consumption resulted in national awards for Illinois FFA members during the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo, held in Indianapolis.
The last of 10 cattle that got loose in Louisville has been captured. A Facebook video posted by animal advocate Tara Bassett shows three wranglers chasing the missing bull while riding horses though an open field, The Courier Journal reported.
Cow-calf producers, stockers and feedyards implement Beef Quality Assurance practices on their operations to produce the highest quality cattle and provide consumers with the best possible eating experience.
Illinois Beef Association is introducing new producer education opportunities this winter as part of an expanded lineup of the annual Beef Quality Assurance workshops to be held throughout the state.
McDonald’s, Purdue University and other partners celebrated the return of the popular McRib sandwich, which will be available through Nov. 20. The sandwich includes a pork patty, homestyle bun, McRib sauce, pickle slices and onions.
Transparency is among the priorities of the Illinois Pork Producers Association in its efforts to promote the consumers’ preference for “the other white meat.”
The availability of a variety of feed to finish beef cattle economically has long been an advantage for Illinois producers.
On Nov. 6, 2018, 12 million Californians voted, by a 63% to 37% majority, to establish minimum welfare standards for livestock and poultry products — chiefly eggs, pork and veal — sold in the nation’s most populous state.
Using ultra high temperatures to process milk has several benefits, including significantly extending the shelf life of milk.
Farmer Abbie Herr gave a virtual tour of her family’s dairy farm on World School Milk Day. Herr knows the cows by name and introduced the audience to one of her favorite cows, Franny.
Michigan animal health officials announced the first case of eastern equine encephalitis in a 3-year-old horse just across the Michigan-Indiana border. According to Indiana’s Board of Animal Health, horse owners in Indiana should be aware of the disease.
Remember when you were a kid and your parents said your missing dog or cat had gone to live on a farm? Believe it or not, that farm actually exists — sort of.