Podcast: Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager: The forgotten step – welfare concerns for the cull sows

As soon as a sow is designated as a cull sow, it is very easy to mentally move her down on the priority list. However, just like all pigs in a swine facility, they deserve proper care and actions to mitigate stressors as they make their way to the market. They have earned that! In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager about her work studying the factors that cause stress for the cull sow during transportation, as well as potential ways to help her and mitigate some of those challenges.

“There is a discussion about what determines if a pig is fit for transport, specially the cull sows.” – Dr. Cecilie Kobek-Kjeldager