Group housing pressure in the EU

01-07-2001 | | |

The latest proposal by the European Commission on pig welfare, adopted by Ministers at the end of June, will have to be fully implemented by 2013; it introduces a ban on confinement of gestating sows to individual pens. Many producers in the EU are now faced with the challenge of changing their stall-housing and choosing one of the ‘group’ sow systems.

This article can also be found at Pig progress, volume 17, no. 7

Progress Volume 23 No-6 2007
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