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Forum update - free farrowing debate still going

20th Oct 2016 / By Alistair Driver

"The freedom of the sow and the freedom of the piglet present our industry with a difficult philosophical challenge. Both are welfare issues but in the process of farrowing the percentage threat the ‘freedom’ of the piglet faces is far higher in terms of mortality."

So begins the latest contribution from Stephen Hall on the free farrowing debate. 

The debate, which was sparked by a feature in the latest Pig World, shows no sign of abating and can now be followed on the new forum in the members' area.  

Meanwhile on the main forum, there is an interesting contribution from Tim Bradshaw on pork consumption and convenience food.