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Organic pig production systems vary greatly in Europe. In some countries, pigs are managed in free-range systems on pasture, while in other countries, pigs are mainly housed in indoor systems with concrete outdoor runs. As a result, management challenges are also different.
One of the major challenges organic pig producers face is producing pig meat of high quality at a moderate price while at the same time not losing sight of high animal health and welfare standards. Animal-friendly and efficient pig production requires the consistent use of all preventive measures in husbandry, hygiene, feeding and management to prevent the development of major diseases, injuries and stress. Other challenges for producers are that the EU regulation for organic farming requires that feed comes from the farm itself or from the same region and that the feed be varied in order to meet the demand for energy and protein at each stage of production.
Green protein from clover-grass or alfalfa is considered a valuable protein source for poultry and pigs. By concentrating the protein fraction from…
The on-farm cultivation of soybeans presents the farmer with challenges. Climate and location requirements, the preceding crop and crop rotation play…
|Title||Issuing organisation||Project||Year of release||Rating|
|Cultivation of soybeans||Regierungspräsidium Freiburg||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Other organizations||2018|
|Feed for organic pigs||Gård och djurhälsan||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Sweden||2009|
|Feeding grass silage to fattening pigs (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)||Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)||OK-Net EcoFeed , OK-Net Ecofeed Tools , FiBL - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau... , IFOAM EU Group||2019||4.3 (3)|
|Feeding pigs in organic farming||French Research Institute for Organic Farming ITAB , Le réseau de l’initiative Bio en Bretagne IBB , Chambre d’agriculture Pays de la Loire , Institut du porc IFIP||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , IFIP - Institut du porc , ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture... , Other organizations||2014|
|Feeding pigs silage||Innovative Farmers||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Other organizations , Soil Association||2016|
|Feeding pigs: effect of silage (OK-Net Ecofeed Video)||Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL||OK-Net EcoFeed , OK-Net Ecofeed Tools , Animal Husbandry and Breeding||2019||3.3 (2)|
|Feedstuffs for organic pigs||Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e...||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , CREA||2012|
|Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)||Aarhus University||OK-Net EcoFeed , OK-Net Ecofeed Tools , Department of Agroecology||2020|
|Foraging sows on high-protein grassland||French Research Institute for Organic Farming ITAB||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture...||2018|
|Grass protein - a golden chance to improve organic farming||SEGES||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , SEGES||2018|
|Improving health and welfare of pigs - A handbook for organic pig farmers||Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)||ProPIG , Univ. BOKU Wien , Animal Health , Bioinstitut , Institute of Animal Science (VUZV) , Tiergesundheit , Federal Research Institute of Animal Health - FLI , INRA - Institut National de la Recherche... , CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research , Univ. Newcastle||2015|
|Maize and beans – Organic roughage with benefits?||Thünen-Institut||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Institute of Organic Farming - OEL||2016|
|Organic pig feeding. Feed, rations||Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture LfL||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Landesanstalt Landwirtschaft||2020|
|Relevance of roughage feeding to pigs (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)||Research Institute of Organic Agriculure FiBL||OK-Net EcoFeed , OK-Net Ecofeed Tools , Animal Husbandry and Breeding||2019|
|Rotating pasture for pregnant sows (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)||Institut de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation...||OK-Net EcoFeed , OK-Net Ecofeed Tools , ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture... , IFOAM EU Group||2019|
|Strategy options for feeding 100% organic feed to organic monogastric livestock||Verbund Ökologische Praxisforschung V.Ö.P||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Other organizations||2014|
|Whey in pig feed||La finca de hoy||OK-Net EcoFeed , Selected tools , Colombia||2017|
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