Browse the pig producer case studies and technical reports 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.
Faeces and urine are separated, and regularly removed, from the finisher pig housing to reduce the production of ammonia on a Belgian unit run by Akivar. The sloped floor underneath the slatted flooring directs urine so it is collected in a urine gutter, while the faeces are scraped with a newly developed scraper towards a collection pit.
Ambassador: Bart Vanackere, Belgium
Publication date: February 2020 | Theme: Animal welfare
Challenges: The quality of the farm atmosphere