We are committed to the highest level of animal welfare and humane treatment of our pigs.
All our bacon pigs are housed in groups which gives each animal space and social involvement, allowing for interaction with others and freedom to move with high levels of access to food and clean water.
We utilise natural light and ventilation in our sheds and make sure our pigs are protected from the elements all year. Animal welfare and premium growing conditions are our highest priority.
As one of the first pig producers in the country to eliminate sow stalls, we understand that ethically reared produce is critical to success.
Our processing sites are certified under the Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare System (AAWCS).
The AAWCS is an independently audited program which certifies that we meet industry best practice animal welfare standards.
We all have an obligation to ensure antibiotics are used only when necessary and sparingly.
This is to minimise the risk of bacterial resistance to key antibiotics used in human and animal health.
At SunPork, our focus on antibiotic use has resulted in a 54% reduction in use across our farms in the past 12 months. We have also managed to eliminate use of any medication deemed critical for human health.
Moving forward, our veterinary team and farms will continue to develop vaccine strategies in place of antibiotics, and will investigate alternative therapies that ensure antibiotics are only used for specific, defined treatment when absolutely necessary.