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Strategies for a diversified organic pork production

Kongsted, A.G.; Claudi-Magnussen, C.; Hermansen, J.E. and Andersen, B.H. (2008) Strategies for a diversified organic pork production. In: Neuhoff, D.; Halberg, N.; Alföldi, T.; Lockeretz, W.; Thommen, A.; Rasmussen, I.; Hermansen, J.; Waarst, M.; Lueck, L.; Caporali, F.; Jensen, H.H.; Migliorini, and Willer, H. (Eds.) Cultivating the future based on science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congres - in Cooperation with the Internationl Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), pp. 190-193.

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Possible reasons for the low market share of organic pork may be heavy price competition with conventional produced pork products combined with no or small distinctive characteristics in appearance and quality, both regarding eating quality (flavour, tenderness) and ethical quality (production methods). The overall aim of this study is to identify strategies for a diversified organic pork production with high credibility and superior eating quality based on pigs foraging in the cropping system, use of a traditional breed and no castration. Preliminary results indicate that the use of a traditional breed, the Danish Black-Spotted pig, might be a way to produce pork, which in appearance differ from conventional pork and at the same time improve the credibility of organic pig production.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > QEMP - Integrity and quality of organic meat and egg
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:14772
Deposited On:02 Oct 2008
Last Modified:07 Dec 2011 09:56
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Prooceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ((ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congres - in Cooperation with the Internationl Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio 2008

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