Anyone who has an interest in animal welfare research relating to farrowing and lactation systems for sows and piglets will be able to find relevant information here.
Information about research demonstrating the welfare detriments to farrowing sows housed in crates.
How do you design suitable free farrowing accommodation to satisfy the animals’ biological needs and the stockperson?
Information on the latest research aimed at improving piglet survival in all farrowing systems.
More information on research relating to nest-building behaviour and environmental enrichment to satisfy nest-building.
Learn more about trials comparing production performance of free farrowing systems compared to conventional crates.
A full reference list of research related to all aspects of free farrowing and documentation of past free farrowing workshops.