Lidl supports eight pig welfare projects | succeed pig

At Space, Lidl unveiled the eight pig farms that won the first “animal welfare” call for projects, in the presence of partner groups Eureden, Evel’up, Porc Armor Évolution and Socopa.

The envelope of 1.4 million released by the distributor will support their investment projects aimed at improving animal welfare. This represents aid paid directly to the breeder of 5 euros per pig for 5 years, ie a total of 275,000 pigs and 1,900 sows concerned by this approach.

The winning farms, located in the Great West, were selected by a decision-making committee, made up of representatives of groups, Lidl’s purchasing and CSR teams as well as an animal protection NGO.

The eight projects all focused on investing in “maternity freedom” huts. Some also concerned the reduction of restraint in stud and pregnant animals and/or buildings on straw.

Open to all types of breeding (conventional, organic, red label), this call for projects will be renewed next year. To be selected, the project had to meet at least the following criteria: natural light, reduction of sow restraint, enrichment in the pens, management of pain on the piglets). « Lidl has not yet planned specific labeling on products from these farms.says Lucile Gérardin, animal welfare manager for the brand. This support will be without repercussion on the price to the consumer. »

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