pigs on pasture

Outdoor area details

As the flooring in the outdoor area is normally solid and the dung is mechanically removed there 1-2 times a week, it is especially important, that due to the swinging away of the exit grid sow and piglets are in safety and the outdoor area is passable.

  • The exit doors are in the high and low version
  • It can be easily opened by the sow
  • Built-in flap for piglets

Outdoor area: requirements

  • • Work simplification, easy control and operation possibility
  • • Continuous axles for dung removal, simple door mechanism, push-off edges
  • • Proper drainage despite sufficient bedding
  • • Clearly visible separation between lying down and activity areas (=outdoor area)
  • • Expected dropping of dung and urine in the outdoor area
  • • Possible social contact with neighbours in the pen
  • • Easy feeding of roughage and manure removal
  • • Protection against wild animals and weather influences
  • A few tips on how to organise the animal-friendly, labour efficient, outdoor area appropriate for organic pigs
  • Source: BioAustria