Responsibility for livestock

Pig farmers take care of quality assurance in the shed: the animals are looked after conscientiously and kept under optimum conditions. In addition, the livestock farmer ensures appropriate feeding and pays attention to a high standard of hygiene on the premises.

QS supports the pig farmers in this area and has compiled all the important requirements in practice-oriented and well-structured guidelines and self-assessment checklists. Independent, qualified auditors regularly monitor compliance with the requirements.

The fact that demand for QS pork is consistently high is an excellent argument for participation in the QS scheme. Livestock farmers in the scheme have advantages when it comes to marketing their products. Moreover, the QS audits help the farmers to prepare for official inspections like the specialised statutory or cross-compliance inspections.


Relevant documents

You can find the documents for your participation in the QS scheme here:


Participate in the QS scheme

Find your coordinator

If you are a pig farmer and would like to participate in the QS scheme, contact a coordinator. He will advise you on all questions relating to the QS scheme and is your first point of contact. He will help you with registration, organise the audits and arrange your participation in the feed monitoring programme.

If you are interested, choose a QS-approved coordinator from our list. He will then conclude a written declaration of participation with you.


QS Schweinehalter

Point of contact for questions and recommendations

Lena Meinders


+49 (0) 228 35068-213

+49 (0) 228 35068-16213

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