In a significant step towards enhancing pig welfare, a Pilot 1 meeting took place on December 14th in
Groenlo, the Netherlands. The gathering was meticulously organized with a primary focus on addressing
the critical issues surrounding the validation of Animal Welfare Indicators (AWI) in pigs. The collaborative
effort aimed to explore and discuss various aspects of the validation process, laying the groundwork for
advancements in pig welfare research.
- Validation methodology (incl. tVAS)
- Overview of ongoing scientific activities
- CLK system: technical background and former studies
- Discussion on CLK indicators
- Next steps
- Open questions/topics
The Groenlo meeting marked a significant stride towards elevating the standards of pig welfare through
the meticulous validation of Animal Welfare Indicators. The collaborative efforts of the participants,
combined with the comprehensive agenda, provided a solid foundation for future advancements in pig
welfare research. As we collectively strive for improved standards in animal welfare, these discussions
serve as a beacon guiding us toward a more compassionate and informed approach to pig farming.