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  • 1. Seminar on Market-drivenAnimal Welfare in the EU and the U.S. Washington, March 22 Annechien ten Have-Mellema, LTO Nederland
  • 2. Personal introduction• Pig farmer• Chairman of Dutch farmers organization LTO Nederland, section pig farming• Vice-chairman of Product Board for Livestock and Meat• Chairman of steering committee of the Dutch project ‘Ending castration of male piglets’
  • 3. My farm• Breeding farm: 320 sows, production of gilts and fattening pigs• Family-operated• Group housing sows on straw since 2000• Fattening of non-castrated boars since 1995• Arable farming and biogas• Producing in a market concept
  • 4. Focus of the Dutch pig industry• Strong emphasis on farm animal welfare: license to produce, sustainability• Anti-castration: high on the agenda• Introduction of group housing sows 2013• Market concept: One star-concept
  • 5. Focus of the Dutch pig farmers• Basic EU legislation – Extra demands: market concepts• Networking between farmers – research• Working together with NGO’s and in the whole chain.• Be proud of your precursors, they show the way to the future
  • 6. How to move on?• Pig farmers want to change• We can succeed if all partners in the pig meat chain work together• A farmer only survives when he
  • 7. Thank you for your attention Follow me at Twitter: http://twitter.com/PiggyPower1