This dossier aims to help Competent Authorities and other stakeholders with issues related to group- housing and mixing of sows.
The dossier is based on EURCAW-Pigs “Review on group-housing and mixing of sows”. Four important key areas challenging the welfare of mixing and group-housing of sows – and therefore important as focus areas for inspections - are highlighted: (1) Mixing of unfamiliar animals, (2) competition for resources, (3) restrictive feeding, and (4) climatic and resting comfort.
- Review on group-housing and mixing of sows (version 1.0) EURCAW-Pigs, 2020
- Thematic factsheet on group-housing and mixing of sows, EURCAW-Pigs, 2021
- Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs EC, 2008
- Council Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes EC, 1998
Each EURCAW-Pigs dossier addresses the following 5 items: ‘Legislation', ‘Welfare indicators’, ‘Knowledge’, 'Inspiring examples' and 'Training courses'.