Animal welfare is increasingly on the radar of today’s shoppers, and that’s a great thing because it’s top of mind for livestock and poultry farmers too.
It’s deeply frustrating, though not at all surprising, to see the endless parade of op-eds, social media posts, online petitions and more from activist groups, activist authors and others taking advantage of current circumstances to call for an end to animal agriculture and meat consumption.
When we talk about technology, chickens and turkeys aren’t usually the first things that come to mind. However, the poultry industry regularly uses technology to benefit animal care and improve environmental sustainability.
We live in the information age. Most people can become partially educated on any subject through a quick google search and 10-12 minutes of scrolling. Unfortunately, it can be very difficulty to get accurate information about agriculture on the internet.
Meat and dairy goats each serve a different and unique purpose in animal agriculture, from specialty cheeses to cultural meats.
In honor of Turkey Lover’s Month, I’d like to share some insights I learned from visiting a turkey farm and a cranberry bog.
Factory Farm. Industrialized Farm. Corporate Farm. What do all of these repetitive, synonymous terms mean, and are they really all that bad?
As a student studying animal agriculture and science at a diverse university, I have found that one question takes prevalence over all others regarding dairy: “Why do dairy farmers take the baby calves away from their mothers?”
Now, in my final post, we will explore the crux of the issue: are people going to be willing to buy and eat it?
What the product is called and how it is labeled and marketed will have impacts on how it needs to be regulated.