Pigs (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs (PB7950)

Section 2 - Specific recommendations

Pigs kept in outdoor husbandry systems

113. If you take proper precautions when you move within the farm or you move animals and equipment, you can greatly reduce the chance of spreading disease (see paragraphs 23 - 28). Incoming replacement stock will also need to be acclimatised to outdoor conditions. It is especially important to provide warm comfortable accommodation for these animals.
114. To prevent the build-up and transfer of disease organisms, you should re-site arcs between batches of pigs and the straw bedding etc. should be removed. More information on biosecurity can be found in the Defra publication Better biosecurity provides peace of mind, healthy stock and a more viable business (see the Appendix).
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