Centre forwarded questionnaires to all Danish sow farmers with more than 100 sows asking them about their expectations of 2013.
Almost 700 producers responded. The survey revealed that:
• 68% of all gestating sows are already housed loose
• 94% of the producers expect to continue production after 2013
• These 94% generally expect to increase their sow population by 14% in 2013
• Among the producers who have not yet converted their facilities, half have applied or are applying for new environmental approvals and just as many intend to use the scheme for reporting of changes.