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Professional pork producers are committed to animal welfare. Animals that are well cared for produce a high quality product. The industry invests considerable resources in training and innovation to ensure a high standard of welfare is adopted by pork producers. The Model Code of Practice (MCoP) for the Welfare of Pigs is intended as a guide for all people responsible for the welfare of pigs under intensive, outdoor or deep litter production systems. It recognised that the basic requirements for the welfare of pigs is a husbandry system managed by well trained and skilled stockpersons. The MCoP has been prescribed in the Animal Welfare (General) Regulations.