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Finishing pigs: conversion is more than respecting the standards

Klumpp, C. and Häring, A.M. (2002) Finishing pigs: conversion is more than respecting the standards. In: Proceedings of the 14th IFOAM Organic World Congress.

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Food scares, mainly BSE and antibiotics, have sharpened consumers concerns about food safety and quality and have increased public attention on agricultural production and food processing. The demand for organic food has increased drastically in the year 2001. In particular, the demand for organically produced pork can not be satisfied. Accordingly, the interest of organic and conventional farmers to finish pigs organically has risen. The general objective of this research project is to describe the state of organic pig finishing in Germany, to analyse the most frequently encountered problems related to an up-take of organic pig finishing, to develop strategies to overcome these problems and provide the base to develop a conversion guidebook. The specific objective of this paper is to present the results of a pilot study which was designed to further explore the research problem and test the feasibility of the study design.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:pork, pig finishing, fattening pig, pig production, Schwein, Schweine, Schweinefleisch, Endmast, Mastschweine, Schweineproduktion
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Hohenheim > Production Theory and Resource Economics
Related Links:http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002/
Deposited By: Bichler, Dipl.-Ing.sc.agr. Barbara
ID Code:2328
Deposited On:24 Feb 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:28
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
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