A higher welfare Directive for the pig sector came into effect throughout the EU on 1 January 2013.

The most significant element of the Directive was to ban the use of individual stalls for pregnant sows and gilts during a period starting from four weeks after service to one week..

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A three-week television campaign is being run by BPEX explaining what the Red Tractor pork scheme is all about. The campaign breaks on January 22 and is the first return to TV advertising for many years by BPEX…

The latest BPEX report on the partial stalls ban highlighted the difficulty many member states would have in reaching 100% compliance in time.

The fear is that pig meat from non-compliant…

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Alastair Butler, free range pig farmer and a BPEX board member, agrees that while we all want to reduce food waste, feeding it to pigs is not the answer…

A look at the progress towards compliance in the main pig producing countries in the EU.
Despite having had 12 years to prepare for the EU Directive, a number of Member States are thought not to be fully compliant with the law.

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