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Feeding pigs: effect of silage

{Tool} Feeding pigs: effect of silage. Creator(s): Holinger, Mirjam and Früh, Barbara. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. OK-Net EcoFeed slideshow. (2019)

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Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kv85NhNdtI

Summary

Giving fattening pigs access to roughages such as grass silage is a cheap and effective way to improve pig health. Roughages also help to satisfy the pigs' need for exploration and rooting behaviour.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Fattening pigs are often fed with highly ground feed and housed in an environment without straw. This lack of structure in feed increases the risk for gastric ulcers, which is a frequent health problem in pigs.
What solution does the tool offer?:It has been shown that providing pigs with grass silage clearly improves gastric health, even if straw is available.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Theme:Crop specific
Keywords:animal husbandry, feeding, silage, swine, rations
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishswinehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishsilagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7060
Englishrationshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6461
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/feeding-pigs-effect-of-silage, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/400308547484955, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1120609916639690752
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:35301
Deposited On:18 Apr 2019 06:37
Last Modified:10 May 2019 06:53
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished

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