Tail biting and straw usage in Swedish farms

To rear pigs with intact tails

Did you know that over 90% of pigs are tail docked in the EU? During the pig’s first week of life, the tail is docked and its length reduced. The reason for this is that pigs later in life can start biting each other on the tail, which affects both their health and production. A shorter tail reduces the risk of tail biting, but is also associated with both acute and long-term pain while not solving the underlying problem.

Read more on how to rear pigs with intact tails.

See the brochure ‘Tail biting and straw usage in Swedish farms‘ .