To improve systems, we must understand pigs well. Understanding animal behaviour is at the heart of much animal welfare research.
In the meantime, this has led to a wide variety of pen enrichments, including the addition of some dried alfalfa to finishing pigs.
In line with the studies, the focus nowadays is strongly on increasing the resilience of pigs. How do you prevent tail biting? How do you reduce pen pollution?
The adaptability of pigs is high and finding solutions together with the pig remains the challenge.