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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

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Aim:

OUTDOOR PIGS

PG.OP.1

Standards

Appropriate accommodation must be available to pigs. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.OP.1.a

Pigs have access to a warm, dry, draught-free lying area.

PG.OP.1.b

Covered shelter is available to pigs to protect from weather.

PG.OP.2

Standards

Bedding material must be provided within accommodation to provide thermal comfort.

PG.OP.3

Standards

Stocking density for breeding animals must not exceed 30 adult pigs per hectare.

How you will be measured

PG.OP.3.a

Available paddock space is sufficient.

PG.OP.4

Standards

A training area must be used to allow new gilts, sows and boars to become accustomed to electric fences.

PG.OP.5

Standards

Facilities must be provided during warm weather to allow pigs to keep cool and minimise risk of sunburn.

PG.OP.6

Standards

Sows must be farrowed in appropriate farrowing accommodation. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.OP.6.a

Accommodation has features that enable a comfortable temperature to be maintained.

PG.OP.6.b

Sited on level ground (not excessively sloped or very uneven).

PG.OP.7

Standards

Fenders or similar are used to prevent very young piglets from straying. (Upgraded)

PG.OP.8

Standards

Measures must be in place to minimise disease transmission between batches.

How you will be measured

PG.OP.8.a

Farrowing arcs, tents, kennels and associated enclosing runs for growing pigs must be moved* to fresh land after each farrowing cycle or batch.*unless sited on a concrete base.

PG.OP.8.b

After weaning, used bedding from farrowing accommodation is removed/destroyed.

PG.OP.9

Standards

Injurious weeds (e.g. ragwort) which pigs may access must be controlled.

PG.OP.10

Standards

A documented Wild Animal* Control Plan is implemented to minimise wild animal access to pigs. (New)

How you will be measured

PG.OP.10.a

A plan is in place outlining the measures to be taken.

PG.OP.10.b

The plan is being implemented.

Wild Animal Control Plan

PG.OP.11

Standards

Where pigs are held in a collection area prior to transport it is managed appropriately. (New)

How you will be measured

PG.OP.11.a

Pigs have access to water.

PG.OP.11.b

Operated on an ‘All In All Out’ basis, cleaned and rested between batches.