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Danish Pig Producers Sign up for Welfare Plan

02 April 2014
National Pig Association - The voice of the UK pig industry

DENMARK - Danish agriculture minister Dan Jorgensen has agreed to new pig welfare targets with producers, vets and animal welfare campaigners.

Some of the targets include:

  • Improve survival rates among piglets.
  • Encourage uptake of free-farrowing systems for sows — at least 10 per cent of sows by 2020.
  • Find alternatives to castration without anaesthetic by 2018 latest.
  • Reduce numbers of tail-docked piglets.
  • Lower incidence of stomach ulcers in both sows and finishing pigs

In addition, a project for new housing design will focus on welfare considerations and the meat industry and retail trade will provide consumers with a greater choice of higher welfare products.

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