July 5, 2021
278 pig farmers in Netherlands to close farms
278 pig farmers in the Netherlands will receive funding through the country's Subsidy Scheme for the Remediation of Pig Farms (Srv) to close and demolish their pig farms.
This development will end operations on 107 finishing pig farms, 97 sow farms, 61 farrow to finish and 13 other pig farms — a move that will reduce odor nuisance in the south and east of the Netherlands, as was intended when the voluntary arrangement was announced in the Coalition Agreement.
Remaining financial resources in the scheme will be used by the central government and provinces for other nitrogen-reducing measures.
- National Government of the Netherlands