Real Welfare for vets

If you're a vet looking to complete Real Welfare assessments on your clients' units, you will need to undertake online and on-farm training and assessments.

Back to Real Welfare page

You must also be registered with Red Tractor/Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS).

The online training is available by logging onto the Real Welfare training website. For login details, email

Visit the Real Welfare training site

Real Welfare resources for vets

You can also download and print paper data sheets (portrait/landscape) for recording Real Welfare assessment measures on farm. You can then upload the data to the database via the web portal.

Real Welfare data sheet print-out (portrait)

Real Welfare data sheet print-out (landscape)

Submitting Real Welfare results

Using the iPig portal

  • The portal is the web-based access point to the Real Welfare (iPig) database
  • The portal can be accessed via Pig Hub, where you should register and log in, or access can be gained by going to
  • Refer to the user guide for more information on using the iPig portal
  • Internet access is required
  • The portal can be used to submit data to the iPig database and to view benchmarked results

For technical help with the iPig portal, email 

Download the iPig user guide for vets