APIQ_® Outdoor Bred Raised Indoors on Straw

APIQ_® Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw

Based on the Australian Pork Limited (APL) ‘Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw’  Definition, which is:

‘Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw’ pork production means that breeding pigs live in open spaces with free access to paddocks for their entire adult life; with rooting and foraging areas, wallows where conditions and local regulations allow, bedded shelter and adequate feed and water provided. Piglets are born and raised under these conditions until weaning.

At weaning piglets move to bedded grow-out housing with adequate feed and water provided where they remain until sale or slaughter. Housing can be permanent or portable structures or outdoor pens with shelter. The shelters must have an impermeable base and / or be located and moved regularly to minimise nutrient leaching and runoff.

Pigs may be temporarily confined to pens for routine health treatments and husbandry practices, or when directed by a veterinarian.

Paddocks and soils are managed to meet the APIQ_® Environmental Standards and Performance Indicators including soil monitoring, nutrient management, promoting even nutrient distribution and land and water protection.

More information on APIQ Outdoor Bred Raised Indoors on Straw certification is available within the APIQ_® Manuals and Guides.

Acquiring Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw Certification

If you would like to find out more about APIQ_® ‘Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw’ Certification, or how to meet the ‘Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw’ Standards please contact APIQM on 1800 789 099 or via email apiq@australianpork.com.au.

If it is your initial APIQ_® Audit, please notify APIQM that you are seeking APIQ_® Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw Certification.   For existing APIQ_® Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw Producers, your auditor will audit you for OB Certification.

All piggeries seeking or maintaining APIQ_® OB Certification must have a successful annual compliance audit.

APIQ_® OB producers are required to meet:
• The general APIQ_® Certification requirements;
• The APIQ_® Definitions, Standards and Performance Indicators for APIQ_® Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw production; and
• Follow the same processes to achieve Certification as for all producers, as listed in the APIQ_® Reference Manual.

Use of the APL Certified Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw Logo is available for producers certified as APIQ_® Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw.

To request an application for use of the APL Certified Outdoor Bred, Raised Indoors on Straw Logo email PorkMark@australianpork.com.au.