What we know about the public’s level of concern for farm animal welfare in food production in developed countries

Population growth and rising consumption of meat, dairy, eggs and fish are forcing the world to face the intersecting challenges of how to sustainably feed a population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, while also controlling the impact of food production on the planet, on people and on animals. This review acknowledges the absence of . . . → Read More: What we know about the public’s level of concern for farm animal welfare in food production in developed countries

The effect of keel fractures on egg production, feed and water consumption in individual laying hens

1. A total of 165 Lohmann brown laying hens were obtained from a commercial farm that consisted of 105 with keel fractures and 60 without keel fractures.

2. After a 4-d period of acclimatisation, hens were individually housed and provided with ad libitum food and water for a 24-h period. The number of eggs laid, egg weight, . . . → Read More: The effect of keel fractures on egg production, feed and water consumption in individual laying hens