home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

Mobile and stationary systems for organic pigs - working environment

Geng, Qiuqing and Torén, Anna (2005) Mobile and stationary systems for organic pigs - working environment. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

[img] Source file
Limited to [Depositor and staff only]

43Kb

Summary

This paper presents parts of the results from a work whose objectives were to investigate how well two organic growing-fattening pig systems fulfil the basic goal of having a safe and healthy working environment and to identify areas where there is a need for development. The work is one component of a large project that aimed to identify strategies for simultaneously reaching a good animal environment, a resource-efficient nutrient management, and a good working environment in outdoor pig systems. The Work Environment Screening Tool in agriculture (WEST-agriculture) was used in the study. The screening of the work environment was carried out in the two systems during different seasons. The results showed that during foddering and watering the risk for accidents and ergonomic load could be much higher in the mobile system than in the stationary system. Some proposals for the improvement of the working environment are discussed in order to obtain valuable information for agricultural advisory services and farmers working in different outdoor pig systems.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Ergonomic load, farmer, outdoor pig system, risk for accident, work environment screening tool
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4357
Deposited On:23 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 – 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394. A PDF version is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

Repository Staff Only: item control page