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Assessment of animal welfare and environmental impact

Leeb, Christine (2013) Assessment of animal welfare and environmental impact. Paper at: Scientific Workshop on Organic Pig Production, Hovborg, Denmark, 12.-13.6.2013.

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Summary

During this presentation the CoreOrganic2 project ProPIG was introduced and methods to assess animal welfare and environmental impact were presented. Furthermore some examples were given and models to relate animal welfare and environmental impact were discussed. It was concluded that selected aspects of animal welfare and environmental impact can be assessed on farm, however, it remains to discuss how to relate them to each other- a concrete hypothesis and specific, measureable outcomes are required. The high influence of management makes the variation within systems larger than across systems, allowing to identify solutions.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > ProPIG
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Sustainable Agr. Systems - NUWI
Deposited By: Leeb, Dr Christine
ID Code:23688
Deposited On:15 Oct 2013 14:56
Last Modified:09 Dec 2014 11:04
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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