Outdoor Bred Raised Indoors on Straw pork production means that sows are kept outdoors for their entire life as per Free Range standards.
Piglets are born and raised under Free Range standards until weaning when they move to deep litter housing for growing and/or finishing.
Deep litter housing systems are normally comprised of large open-sided sheds, hoop-like structures, with deep litter flooring (rice hulls, straw, sawdust or similar), sometimes referred to generically as 'deep litter housing' that accommodate compatible groups of pigs.
For information on APIQ Outdoor Bred Rasied Indoors on Straw Certification go to www.apiq.com.au
Deep litter housing of pigs in various size groups on bedding is becoming an increasingly popular way to raise pigs in Australia.