Pigs code of recommendation

Date published: 05 October 2007

This Code covers all pigs.The word ‘pigs’ refers to all porcine stock,and includes wild boar kept for farming purposes. A piglet refers to a pig from birth to weaning.


The Code’s recommendations apply to pigs under all husbandry systems. Section 1 of the Code gives the recommendations that apply to all ages and types of pig. Section 2 covers the recommendations that apply to specific categories of pigs (such as boars or pigs kept outdoors). If these recommendations are followed, they will help to protect the stock’s welfare. The Code’s recommendations are not a complete list and they are not meant to replace expert advice such as from a veterinary surgeon.

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