The annual audit covers the whole farm. Our pig farmers pay an independent auditor for the cost of registration.
The auditor assesses the farm and pigs according to the PigCare
Farm presentation assessment
New Zealand pig farmers aim to run professional and high standard food producing operations.
Their goal is to ensure that consumers, retailers and wholesalers have confidence in the production practices of New Zealand Pork.
Established in 2010, the farm presentation assessment is part of the PigCare
The assessment allows pig farms to be judged on their cleanliness and presentation, and in the long term they will be benchmarked against their peers – raising the overall standard of the industry.
The Presentation Assessment is undertaken by Quality Consultants New Zealand Ltd (QCONZ) trained auditors at the same time as the PigCare
Housekeeping and farming facilities that may impact on the welfare of the pigs are combined into a single score sheet. Aesthetics are included, but with an acceptable degree of objectivity.
The farm needs to pass (meet the agreed standard) both the welfare and presentation assessments to become accredited to PigCare
The farm is assessed against each PigCare
™ standard and is given one of the following results:
The standard is met.
The audit identified non-compliances with the PigCare