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Converting a barn to a group-housing system can cost up to $1,000 per sow.

Novak: New pig welfare code shows ‘extremists’ wrong

Frank Novak says new guidelines on pain mitigation and gestation 
stalls show pork producers are responding to concerns

New rules phasing out gestation stalls and requiring pain medication for castration are proof pork producers are responding to consumer concerns, says the chair of Alberta Pork. “We think it’s an important thing to have, and if we follow the code, we’ll have to deal with less random outside influence, if you will,” said Frank […] Read more