Around 90% of Aussie pigs are housed indoors for each stage of the production cycle.
Indoor production lets producers:
- Manage pigs for optimum health and well-being
- Protect pigs form extreme environmental elements
- Reduce risk of disease and predators
When producing indoors, each shed assists in different life stages of the pig.
These life stages include:
- Mating and pregnancy
- Birth to weaning
In indoor farming systems, housing conditions change for sows depending on their stage of reproduction.
For example, farrowing sheds are for sows giving birth and lactating.
Indoor housing for sows include:
- Sow stalls
- Loose housing
- Farrowing crates
- Mating stalls