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Bompieri commits to cage-free pig production

News Section Icon Published 12/03/2024

We are delighted to announce that Bompieri, one of the largest pig producers in Italy, has publicly announced its commitment to cage free production, paving the way for a positive transformation in the Italian pig sector.

Sows lying indoor group housed

With its announcement today, the company has demonstrated its leadership by pledging to remove sow stalls and farrowing systems across its operations, allowing sows the freedom to nest, suckle freely, and care for their piglets.

Working together for better pig welfare

Compassion began working with Bompieri in 2016, with a focus on improving welfare standards for pigs, emphasizing the need to transition to cage-free systems for sows.

We welcome this transformative commitment and look forward to continuing our collaboration with Bompieri as they navigate this journey. It is a significant investment, not only in ensuring higher welfare practices for pigs, but also in the overall quality of their products.

Louise Valducci, Head of Food Business at Compassion said: "We are proud to support Bompieri as they embark on their commendable journey towards cage-free production. Their strategic commitment marks a pivotal step, not only influencing importers to adopt cage-free practices but also catalyzing a market shift that resonates with the growing demand for higher welfare standards, ultimately securing widespread market access for cage-free products.

“We hope that Bompieri's leadership will inspire positive change across the sector, creating a ripple effect towards more humane and sustainable practices in pig farming.”


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