It’s great that consumers and suppliers are taking a focus on animals welfare.
This article highlights Coles new stance on pigs in sow stalls. Coles responds to consumer pressure over sow stalls - 21/07/2010
My only question with this stance on pig sow stalls is, how does the farmer stop the sows from squashing their piglets when they are born?
The sow stalls as I understand, are what stop the pregnant sows from fighting with each other and when the piglets are born they are protected too. I’d love to hear how farmers will handle the new set ups. What will they look like? What will be the benefits or negatives? How much will all this cost? And, how much will that add to the cost of the final product?
Farmers usually have their animals and their lands best interests at heart.
I find it hard to understand how consumers and retailers can be such a force as to change the way farmers do things that often those same people don’t even realise where eggs or milk come from, and understand even less about what it takes to get food from farm to plate .
What’s your opinion on this one?
Zak, the cattle farmer with a few chickens, sheep, dogs and cats for companionship.