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Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) opinion on free farrowing systems

FAWC opinion on free farrowing systems - welfare of sows and piglets.

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FAWC opinion on free farrowing systems

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This document identifies the different welfare issues faced by sows and their piglets in farrowing crates and in free farrowing systems.

This advice provides GB Governments with the scientific evidence and FAWC’s recommendations to improve sow and piglet welfare.

Published 26 November 2015