This dossier aims to help Competent Authorities and other stakeholders with issues related to farrowing housing and management.


The dossier is based on EURCAW-Pigs “Review on farrowing housing and management”. Five important key areas challenging welfare of sows and/or piglets - therefore important as focus areas for inspections - are highlighted: space and freedom to move, comfortable climate, nest building and exploration, litter size and competition, and mutilations.

Important publications


Each EURCAW-Pigs dossier is divided in the following 5 items: 'Legislation', 'Welfare indicators’, ‘Knowledge’, 'Inspiring examples', and 'Training courses'.