Advantages of Animal Welfare Housing with Free Farrowing Pens
Animal Health and Wellbeing
The movement pens are based on the fundamentals of animal welfare and are not only effective on
organic farms and in terms of organic animal husbandry, but also in conventional animal husbandry. More space means more quality of life and better health for lactating sows and their piglets.
More Safety for Piglets and Farmers
While offering increased space for the sow, the piglets are protected effectively and not exposed to unnecessary risks. Attention was also paid to the protection of humans and to efficiency. As the piglet protection cage can be operated from the outside, the farmer is protected from potentially aggressive mother sows. In addition to the animal welfare aspect, the exercise stalls are also forward-looking in these respects.
The free farrowing pen has already proved successful on test farms and in research, helping to get piglets through their critical phase without unnecessary risks and providing more rest for lactating sows.
Farmers who want to switch to a higher activity radius in pig farming and allow their lactating sows more movement will find practical and animal-friendly solutions at NatureLine. The purchase of free farrowing pens is eligible for subsidies in many countries, making the switch to more space per animal possible for all farmers.