18 January 2013
Indoor housing systems for dry sows – practical options
Individual stall housing for dry sows beyond a period of four weeks after service is no longer permissible in any EU Member State (as of January 2013). Producers need either to convert existing housing or construct new housing to comply with the legislation. It is imperative they invest in systems that deliver good standards of welfare for their sows and respect all elements of the legislation affecting dry sow housing.
Author/Organization: Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)
Topics: housing, legislation, pigs, welfare assessment, welfare on the farm