The Dutch Pig Farming Industry
The Dutch Pig Farming Industry is one of the world’s leaders in Pig Farming Management. This is an innovative sector where low quality raw materials are converted into high-quality food in a high-tech way. It is not only the enterprising farmer who takes care of this responsibility. The companies that provide raw materials to the pig farmers or buy from them (the periphery) are very important for a strong Pig Farming sector. This infrastructure of well-organized forage companies, expert veterinarians, good butchers, active banks and a lively trade make the Pig Farming strong and unique in The Netherlands. Moreover, many of these peripheral businesses themselves are top world leaders in their field and export a large part of their knowledge and products.
Despite the social and political debate, we can say that Pig Farming has a few strong assets in its hands at present. Without rigorous changes, the sector can meet the main requirements of the market and society.
Pigs know and identify 26 different sounds, to which they respond with signals. Annoyance, reluctance or satisfaction. In these circumstances there will be loads of oinking, and smell and hearing are well developed in a pig as well.
Did you know that in many products there are elements derived from pigs? For example, wine-gums, ice cream, wine, medicines, photo paper, porcelain and cosmetics all contain elements of pigs.