There are many different types of acceptable housing types in use by U.S. hog farmers for housing gestating sows. These housing types usually fit in one of two categories: Individual housing Group housing The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) have reviewed existing scientific literature on sow housing […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2012 – Domino’s Pizza shareholders last Wednesday rejected – by a majority vote of 80 percent – a resolution from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) requiring its pork suppliers to stop the use of gestation stalls. The National Pork Producers Council hailed the move as a vote for […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division Thursday night released a statement withdrawing its widely criticized proposed rule restricting children under the age of 16 from doing regular farm chores. NPPC applauds the DOL for coming to its senses and listening to the thousands of comments […]
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25, 2012 – Recognizing the global footprint of the U.S. pork industry and its associated risks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., today got included in the Senate Agriculture Committee’s 2012 Farm Bill a provision that will look at protecting hog farmers should foreign markets close. Klobuchar’s amendment, cosponsored by Senator Grassley from Iowa […]
Hog farmers are committed to producing safe, affordable and healthful foods for consumers, using industry standards and practices that have been designed with input from veterinarians and other animal-care experts. Providing humane and compassionate care for their pigs at every stage of life is one of the ethical principles to which U.S. hog farmers adhere. […]