As pig farming continues to develop, it has become essential to prioritize the welfare of the animals. One key aspect is ensuring that sows and their piglets have a safe and comfortable environment during farrowing.
Giving sows more space to move around and express natural behavior makes them less likely to develop physical and behavioral problems. It means reducing the need for medical intervention and increasing the herd's overall health.
As for humans, physical activity is good for the sow. When the sow can walk free in pen, she is healthier, has better digestion and produces stronger piglets in better condition.
This benefits not only the animals, but also the farmers, their economy and the environment.