The legal requirements related to farrowing housing and management can be found in Council Directives 98/58/EC and 2008/120/EC.
The requirements are structured around five focus areas for inspections:
- Space and freedom to move
- Comfortable climate
- Nest building and exploration
- Litter size and competition
Listed requirements are citing the literal text of the directives and are not comprehensive. Moreover, there might be stricter national legislation in place. A more detailed description on the specific requirements is given in the review of farrowing housing and management.