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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of growing pigs are (a) free range having been born outside with access to a field throughout life, (b) outdoor-reared having been born and reared outdoors for approximately half their life and then brought inside, (c) outdoor-bred having been born outdoors and brought indoors at weaning and (d) permanently indoors; and if she will make a statement.
Defra does not hold statistics on how many pigs are reared outside or indoors. The terms free range, outdoor-reared and outdoor-bred are industry-owned marketing terms and Defra does not hold data on this type of information. To the best of our knowledge, this data is not available elsewhere.