Sophie outdoors in the farm yard© Richard Stanton
Running a 380-sow pig unit would, in normal circumstances, put us under the 750-sow threshold for which an environmental permit is required.  However, because we have two poultry farms in close proximity, our pig farm was required to operate under the same permit. This certainly causes us challenges every time we think about expanding any of the three farms. We recently had our audit – our first in more than two years. We were told that compliant and well-run farms […]