farrowing tent external shot
A farm trialling the use of a farrowing tent with one of its outdoor pig herds is seeing big welfare benefits for sows, piglets and the staff managing them. Fawley Farms, near Christchurch in Hampshire, which runs 12,000 sows over 15 sites, is using the tent with batches of animals from its nucleus herd of 400 pedigree Landrace sows. Traditional farrowing huts are being used for the rest of the animals in the herd, so the results can be compared […]