Free farrowing in pig production: Balancing welfare and efficiency

Variable-restraint pens like Big Dutchman’s ActiWel allow the sow to move more freely while keeping the piglets safe.

In Asia’s pig industry, traditional farrowing crates remain the standard for ensuring sow and piglet safety. After all, these crates control the sow's movements, especially when lying down, reducing the risk of piglets being crushed. They are also economical, space-saving, efficient, and provide sa...

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