Conventional Piggery

A Conventional, or Indoor piggery

A Conventional, or Indoor  piggery is the default definition for APIQ_® certification that applies to all piggeries that do not meet specific requirements to be defined as Free Range or Outdoor Bred – Raised Indoors on Straw.

Indoor Piggeries:

  • Have all stages of production (weaners, growers and breeding stock) fully or partially housed.
  • Meet the APIQ_® Environmental Standards for Outdoor Pigs where pigs are kept outdoors in areas that are not within the piggeries controlled effluent system.
  • May meet the definition of a feedlot piggery under the APL National Environmental Guidelines for Piggeries.
  • Do not meet the APL Definition of ‘Free Range’ and the APIQ_® Standards and Performance Indicators for APIQ_® Free Range or APIQ_® ‘Outdoor Bred, Raised indoors on Straw’. or the APL Definition of ‘Outdoor Bred Raised Indoors on Straw’ and the APIQ_® Standards and Performance Indicators for OB production.

If You Have Pigs Outdoors:

A producer with pigs outdoors and seeking APIQ_® Certification can elect to be either APIQ_® , APIQ_® Free Range or APIQ_® ‘Outdoor Bred, Raised indoors on Straw’.

APIQ_® Free Range or APIQ_® ‘Outdoor Bred, Raised indoors on Straw’ Certifications are not mandatory for producers who have pigs outdoors. However, APIQ_® Certified piggeries with pigs farmed outdoors must meet the same environmental management requirements.

Acquiring APIQ_® Certification

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

APIQ_® Certified producers are required to meet:

The general APIQ_® Certification requirements (Definitions, Standards and Performance Indicators)

All the processes to achieve Certification as listed in the APIQ_® Reference Manual.

You can access the APIQ Reference Manual on the  APIQ_®  Manuals and Guides page