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Alternativen zur betäubungslosen Ferkelkastration: Verbraucherakzeptanz

Heid, Astrid and Hamm, Ulrich (2011) Alternativen zur betäubungslosen Ferkelkastration: Verbraucherakzeptanz. [Alternatives to piglet castration without anaesthesia: consumer acceptance.] Poster at: 11. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Gießen, 15.-18. März 2011.

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In organic farming there is an ongoing discussion on piglet castration without anaesthesia and possible alternatives to this practice due to animal welfare concerns. Consumer acceptance of alternatives to piglet castration without anaesthesia plays an important role in this discussion. This contribution examines organic consumers’ attitudes towards piglet castration without anaesthesia and the alternatives castration with anaesthesia and analgesia, immunocastration and fattening of entire males. Additionally, consumers’ willingness-to-pay for the alternatives is determined. The results show that animal welfare, food safety and health concerns influence consumers’ attitudes towards the alternatives. However, the individual perception of those aspects is quite varying. Thus, consumers’ opinions towards the alternatives are also different. Consumers’ perception of the alternatives is reflected in their willingness-to-pay. When implementing alternatives to piglet castration without anaesthesia the organic farming sector should address consumers’ concerns in an appropriate way in order to avoid misinformation and insecurity among consumers.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:betäubungslose Ferkelkastration, Verbraucherakzeptanz, Alternativen
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2011: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture > Produkte (Lebensmittel und Non-Food) > Qualität
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/, http://www.verlag-koester.de/buch.php?id=735&suche=11.%20wissenschaftstagung&fb_id=s
Deposited By: Heid, Astrid
ID Code:17452
Deposited On:17 Jun 2011 13:47
Last Modified:17 Jun 2011 13:47
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsbandes der 11. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
Leithold, G.; Becker, K.; Brock, C.; Fischinger, S.; Spiegel, A.-K.; Spory, K.; Wilbois, K.-P. und Williges, U. (Hrsg.) (2011):
Es geht ums Ganze: Forschen im Dialog von Wissenschaft und Praxis
Beiträge zur 11. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 15.-18. März 2011
Band 1: Boden, Pflanze, Umwelt, Lebensmittel und Produktqualität
Band 2: Tierproduktion, Sozioökonomie
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin.

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