Deadline for UK Pig Industry Welfare Training approaching

Monday, 8 August 2022

Red Tractor members need to have completed online welfare training by 31 August 2022. Until this date, or until 8,000 people register, the cost of the training (£10) is being waived.

The training demonstrates to consumers that we are a responsible industry that takes the care and welfare of our livestock seriously. It is also an excellent refresher tool for those experienced with handling pigs and a great way to up-skill new entrants.

Upon the launch of the training in March, Red Tractor’s Pigs Scheme Chair, Stewart Houston, said:

“We fully understand that the pig sector faces a difficult time, and this training is a vital part of giving shoppers the confidence to buy British pork.”

The moving and handling module takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, however, you can pause and save your progress as you go along. When you complete the training, you will receive a digital certificate that can be saved for Red Tractor audits and uploaded to PigPro, the pig industry’s online training record.

You can register and log in at:

Order free moving and handling signs

The online training was developed by AHDB in collaboration with Red Tractor, the National Pig Association, the Pig Veterinary Society, the Pig Health and Welfare Council, and pig producers.