Browse the pig producer case studies below, which share best practice in Animal Welfare.  The producers are EU PiG Ambassadors and winners of the annual EU PiG Grand Prix, who have focused on one of the specific Animal Welfare challenges chosen by the industry each year.

A network of experts forming the EU PiG Animal Welfare Thematic Group consolidates existing industry knowledge and validates the best practice identified through the EU PiG Grand Prix. 

This theme is about the care and treatment of livestock through increased understanding of the welfare requirements of the pig.

Spanish farmer Ramon Armengol has a 720-sow, farrow-to-finish ‘closed unit’ producing entire males. Aware of the risks of boar taint and possible welfare issues associated with this, he has introduced several different systems to address them – the results including lower production costs per kilo.

Ambassador: Ramon Armengol, Mas Sant Sebastià, Spain

Publication date: May 2018 | Theme: Animal welfare

Challenges: Castration methods