Independent report

FAWC report on the welfare of pigs kept outdoors

Farm Animal Welfare Council review of the welfare implications for pigs kept in outdoor systems.



Around 40% of the pig breeding herd is kept in outdoor systems. These have different design, management, breed and other requirements to indoor systems. They have their own set of welfare concerns as well as opportunities for a wider display of normal behaviours.

You can read more about the work of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.