New policy spotlight: ‘Free’ Farrowing: Exploring different international farrowing regulations, industry- and market-led initiatives

This policy spotlight by Dr Emma Baxter summarises the current political situation globally relating to farrowing crate regulations, as well as industry-led initiatives that show the trend towards investment in temporary crating systems.

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