In New Zealand, we care about how our animals are farmed.

We want to know that local farmers are expert in looking after their animals – and that animal welfare is central to the way they farm.

The PigCare™ programme allows you to see the high level of care and attention our professional pig farmers give to their animals.

PigCare™ is a world-class standard focused on the care, knowledge, expertise, experience and commitment of farmers to provide for the welfare of New Zealand’s commercially farmed pigs.

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Healthy and well cared for pigs are at the centre of our farming practice and the success of our local industry. If you want to know more about the PigCare™ accreditation programme or any aspect of our local farming sector, visit

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