The UK indoor pig industry has relied on close confinement of sows in farrowing crates during the farrowing and lactating period for the last 50 years. During that time, farrowing crate design has varied and evolved, and while many attempts have been made to farrow sows indoors without close confinement, no such system has been adopted commercially until recently. This Opinion will review recent developments in indoor farrowing, considering outdoor systems only for comparison.
|Publisher||DEFRA Farm Animal Welfare Committee|
|Commissioning body||Defra Farm Animal Welfare Committee|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Nov 2015|