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Could a different management routine that strengthens the mother-offspring bond contribute to a more efficient organic piglet production?

Thomsson, O.; Bergqvist, A.-S.; Eliasson-Selling, L.; Sjunnesson, Y. and Magnusson, U. (2013) Could a different management routine that strengthens the mother-offspring bond contribute to a more efficient organic piglet production? In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 171-172.

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Summary

In current Swedish organic piglet production full reproductive potential of the sows and growth potential of piglets are not achieved. The efficiency is held back by occurrence of lactational oestrus, low litter weight and large weight variation within litter. Therefore it is critical that these obstacles are reduced in a way that is easy to adapt in practice and does not contradict the ideas behind organic animal husbandry.
This project aims to an improvement of the conditions needed to efficiently produce organic piglets in a batch wise manner. The batch wise breeding will reduce production costs and increase disease control.
Our preliminary results indicate that the sow’s weaning to oestrus interval can be affected by the time spent in individual farrowing pen during the lactational period.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36807
EnglishPigletshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5872
EnglishLactationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4140
EnglishAnimal performancehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5698
EnglishAnimal behaviourhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8811
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24595
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 19:19
Last Modified:06 Nov 2013 19:19
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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