Sow housing was fresh on the delegates minds of both organizations at the Pork Industry Forum. Indeed, the decision to implement a comprehensive study and evaluation of existing literature on sow housing options was passed by both delegate bodies. However, there is a basis for current policy. National Pork Board's Director of Animal Welfare, Science and Technology, Sherrie Niekamp provided attendees that overview.
The pork industry has responded to gestation housing questions with funds and determination to research and report on sow housing options and advantages. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks shares the association position with delegates and more.