Stalled Out: The next round in the sow housing debate (Part 4)

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  Stall-free pork–reality sets in  Many of the nation’s major restaurant, grocery and food service chains have called for the elimination of gestation stalls from their pork supply chains.  Is it possible some of them may be changing their minds?  Here’s the fourth and final report in our Stalled Out series. AUDIO: Stalled Out series-fourth of… Read more »

Stalled Out: The next round in the sow housing fight (Part 3)

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  Pork industry not ready to surrender The battle between animal rights activists and the pork industry over gestation stalls for sows has been a heated one.  And even though the activists seem to have gained the upper hand, the pork industry is not ready to surrender just yet.  Here’s report number three in Ken’s… Read more »

Stalled Out: The next round in the sow housing fight (Part 2)

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  Producers take a cautious approach How is the pork industry responding to the calls for gestation-stall free pork?  Brownfield’s Ken Anderson asked that question at the recent World Pork Expo and found that most producers are taking a cautious approach.  Here’s the second report in his four-part series on the sow housing issue. AUDIO:… Read more »

Stalled Out: The next round in the sow housing fight (Part 1)

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  Buyer’s Remorse? The issue of sow gestation stalls in pork production has been one of most hotly-debated issues in agriculture in recent years.  It reached a crescendo in 2012 with a virtual avalanche of pronouncements from food companies—including major players like McDonalds and Safeway—that they planned to eliminate gestation stalls from their pork supply… Read more »