Indoor housing systems for pigs from birth to weaning and for lactating and weaned sows are generally managed on an all-in all-out basis, keeping pigs of similar ages in groups in a common environment. Current housing systems are continuously evolving to improve herd health, welfare and productivity. Australian farmers are committed to developing new farming and handling techniques that improve the welfare and comfort for their pigs.

Video Interview

Cheryl, Aeger and Tim are a family of Australian pig farmers. As you will see and hear they are passionate about how they look after their animals and the lengths they go to, to also be responsible custodians of the environment they share with their animals.

Photo Gallery

  • A typical example of barn housing for young pigs
  • Barn rared young pigs commonly called Growers - 1
  • Barn rared young pigs commonly called Growers - 2
  • Barn rared young pigs commonly called Growers - 3
  • Barn rared young pigs commonly called Growers - 4
  • Contented young pigs on straw in barn housing
  • Contented, well cared for animals provide nutritious wholesome meat
  • Drenching for worms is good animal care
  • Family farms are an integral part of Pork production in Australia
  • Farmers have a close affinity with their animals
  • Group housing shed for pigs ready for market
  • Grower pigs in straw based barn housing
  • Individual feeding pregnant sows indoor intensive pigery
  • inquisitive indoor piglet
  • Piglet and friends indoor under heat lamps
  • Piglet in birthing area
  • Piglet indoors under heat lamps
  • Remote computerisation stock count
  • Facilities provide weather protection and an animal-friendly environment
  • This is the most popular way young pigs are raised in Australia
  • Typical feed grain storage silos
  • Typical feeding system in a grower barn
  • Young growing pigs have free access to feed when needed

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Angle of Vision

GROWING TEMPERATURE

Pigs have a very wide angle of vision – 310 degrees – and are therefore easily distracted.