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European Union: data on the implementation of welfare law


INTERPIG group has conducted a survey among the European members of the group to encompass the situation and expectations concerning the adaptation of farms to the new welfare law.

Thursday 2 February 2012 (6 years 22 days ago)

INTERPIG group has conducted a survey among the European members of the group to encompass the situation and expectations concerning the adaptation of farms to the new welfare law.


In several countries, the information available is very limited and is based on
expert estimates. In the case of Spain, SIP consultors as a member of Interpig, has provided data from 75 companies with 320,000 sows.

According to the Interpig survey - January 2012:

Country Summer 2011 1-1-2013 Observations
G. Britain 100% 100% SInce 1999
Sweden 100% 100%
Belgium
36% farms/
49% sows
49% farms/
? sows
It is believed that a significant proportion of farms will close.
Holland
53% farms/
71% sows
90% farms/
90% sows
Denmark 75% sows (end of 2011) ?
Problems in obtaining permits for adaptations.
Austria
60% farms/
70% sows
70-90% sows
Political debate concerning the
maintenance of current conditions in farrowing crates.
Germany
50% farms/ 60-70% sows
Will increase
France 2008: 30% 45%? No recent data
Ireland 40% farms 60% farms?
Spain
47% sows (survey
nov-2011)

91% sows (survey
nov-2011)

Estimation: 85 - 90%
sows

Survey of SIP customers: holdings larger than average.

The estimate would be for the whole country
Czech Rep. 93,9% (Nov-2011) Survey on 623 farms

Italy

? ?

According to information gathered:
• Most European countries could lose part of their farms or sows, in a range of around 10%.
• Two countries are 100% adapted: Sweden and the UK.
• There is a group of countries (Belgium, Italy and France) that could lose more farms and sows.

January 2012/ Press release SIP Consultors/ Spain.

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