Sows and piglets have high nutritional requirements, and improper feeding can result in large losses in performance and vitality. The high protein demand as well as market requirements present great challenges for organic pig farmers.
The tool summarised the latest recommendations and actions which optimise water and feed supply in organic sows and piglets.
This information sheet provides feeding strategies recommendations for sows, piglets and fattening pigs, these recommendations are based on the need and supply of digestible amino acids in feed. Recommendations cover topics like; performance-based feeding, water requirements and strategies, how to avoid, recognise and treat nutrition-related problems, guidelines for rationing, ration component options and optimal ratios, the role of roughage, the body condition score charts, and feeding hygiene. This tool is aimed at organic farm advisors and farmers.