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Know the Rules

Any housing systems must adhere to the welfare regulations laid down by the EU as well as national government. Click on the tabs below to make sure you know the rules.

Different Assurance Schemes have their own specific requirements for the keeping of pigs. These pages summarises the requirements of general food Assurance Schemes as well as prominent Assurance Schemes in relation to farrowing and lactation environments. They also provide information on Assurance Schemes used by retailers.

To find out whether you meet the requirements for all aspects of your farm please follow the links provided.

Welfare Legislation

Welfare legislation

Information on statutory requirements at both EU and National level as well as welfare codes of practice and recommendations.

Assurance Schemes


Information on the farrowing and lactation standards required for different assurance schemes.

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