Ten European loose-housed farrowing pens are being assessed for pig, piglet and worker welfare in a world-leading product test. This follows industry targets for 10% of Danish sows to be housed in such systems by 2021. More than 4,000 loose farrowing pens are in use in Denmark today, up from 300 pens in 2007. The study, conducted by Seges Pig Research Centre, looked at between six and nine pens from each manufacturer depending on pen dimension. See also: Farming pen […]