Pig Talk with editor Vincent ter Beek: Freedom in the gestation, farrowing and breeding phase

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It looks like for sows in conventional farms, spacing changes are to be increasingly expected, in every moment of the sow’s cycle.
It looks like for sows in conventional farms, spacing changes are to be increasingly expected, in every moment of the sow’s cycle.

The sows at the farm of owner Ruben Exterkate in Bentelo, the Netherlands, can turn around during the farrowing and lactation phase as they are kept on an organic farm. Yet it looks like for sows in conventional farms, spacing changes are to be increasingly expected, in every moment of the sow’s cycle.

Whilst standing between a sow, Pig Progress editor Vincent ter Beek and audiovisual editor Iris Hofman discuss the topic of more space for sows and the concerns around this development.

 

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