Johnsonville Sausage LLC has announced that it will work with its pork suppliers to transition pork production from systems that use gestation stalls to "alternative pregnant sow housing" by 2025.
The company is the largest sausage maker in the U.S.
Johnsonville, in a statement on its website, noted that it does not raise sows but believes in ethical animal handling and treatment practices. It said it, therefore, will move to suppliers who can provide housing that affords greater comfort and movement for the animals and that ensures the safety of workers.
Johnsonville, founded in 1945, is headquartered in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.