23 January 2013
Managing a phase-out: Lessons from the European sow stall experience
“The pace of change is far accelerated in Europe compared to North America,” says Herman Vermeer, a scientist specializing in pig housing, welfare and behaviour at Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Netherlands. Case in point is the EU phase-out of sow stalls required by 2013, a topic he discussed at the 2012 Livestock Care Conference, hosted by Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC).
Author/Organization: Alberta Farm Animal Care (AFAC)
Topics: housing, livestock, pigs, welfare assessment, welfare on the farm