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Share your knowledge on tail-biting and loose farrowing

12th Dec 2016 / By Alistair Driver

Farmers are being asked to share their views on two issues of growing importance to the pig industry. 

With tail-biting representing a significant challenge within the pig industry, AHDB Pork, the RSPCA (Freedom Food), and the University of Helsinki have collaborated to produce a questionnaire on the subject.

The 18-question survey is being distributed to producers both in the UK and in Finland, where tail docking is banned.

To open the survey Click here

AHDB Pork said: "Your help completing the anonymous survey would be very much appreciated."

For more information contact 

Loose Farrowing Survey

In separate research, the SEGES Pig Research Centre, in Denmark, has prepared a Europe-wide, online survey to investigate farmers’ experience in using temporary confinement in their farrowing pens.

They are asking farmers who use loose farrowing systems to take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey by December 20.