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Chicken producers decry abuse shown in undercover video

Abuse on a B.C. broiler farm is an isolated incident but the poultry industry must ensure 
it doesn’t happen again, says Alberta Chicken Producers

Like its predecessors, the latest undercover video by Mercy for Animals showing abuse of animals on a farm has had a big impact. The 2-1/2-minute long video shows catchers from Elite Farm Services kicking, throwing, and simulating sexual acts with broiler chickens on a farm in B.C.’s Fraser Valley. Erna Ference, chair of the Alberta […] Read more




U.S. livestock: Live cattle slump on profit-taking, cash caution

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Thursday, erasing most of Wednesday’s gains, pressured by profit-taking and caution while awaiting remaining cash prices, traders said. Technical selling contributed to market losses ahead of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly Cattle on Feed report on Friday, traders said. USDA will […] Read more


U.S. livestock: CME live cattle jump

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures gained sharply on Wednesday, fueled by short-covering in response to higher-than-expected preliminary cash prices, said traders. They said fund buying contributed to market advances. August ended 2.2 cents/lb. higher at 117.275 cents and above the 20-day moving average of 115.838 cents (all figures US$). October […] Read more

Alabama finds atypical BSE case

Reuters — An 11-year-old cow in Alabama tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. The cow tested positive for the atypical L-type of BSE after exhibiting clinical signs at an Alabama livestock market, USDA said in a press release. Atypical BSE can arise spontaneously in cattle herds, […] Read more



U.S. livestock: CME live cattle buckle under technical pressure

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures closed lower on Tuesday, hit by profit-taking and technical selling, said traders and analysts. They said some funds sold August futures and simultaneously bought the October contract. Positioning in advance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly Cattle on Feed report on Friday exerted more […] Read more