Since 2010 Coles has proudly sourced RSPCA Approved pork for its own brand of free range pork products. The handpicked group of dedicated Western Australian farmers are working hard to ensure they maximise animal welfare on their farms. For their pigs, this means space to move, explore, play and socialise as well as an environment rich in comforts. Sows (the mother pigs) have access to paddocks, mud wallows and their own straw-filled huts to nest and care for their piglets. Growing pigs run around in large straw-filled sheds with access to the outdoors. And importantly, piglets don’t have their teeth clipped or tails docked – which is lucky because their tails are wagging constantly!
In these videos you’ll hear from the RSPCA, Milne Agrigroup and Coles about their efforts to raise the welfare standards in Australian pig farming, what this means for pigs on farm and what this means for Australian grocery buyers. Enjoy!