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National Pork Board Responds To Tyson’s Producer Recommendations

National Pork Board Responds To Tyson’s Producer Recommendations

Tyson Foods is urging its pork suppliers to implement a series of production practices that it deems representative of responsible food production.  One recommendation is for discontinuation of manual blunt force trauma as a primary method of euthanasia and use of pain mitigation for tail docking and castration. National Pork Board’s Cindy Cunningham says her group urges producers to work with their local vets to address those concerns.

Tyson also recommends that sow housing built or renovated in 2014 and beyond needs to provide adequate quality and quantity of space for gestating sows. Cunningham says the National Pork Board supports producers making their own housing decisions which is backed by both the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Swine Vets.

Tyson also is urging producers to use video monitoring in their sow farms. Cunningham says video monitoring is just one of several options that can be used but costs need to be considered.

Cunningham says video monitoring needs to be balanced with a comprehensive approach to animal welfare that includes caretaker training.

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