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Outdoor multi-sire mating system: A feasible way for organic piglet production?

Kongsted, Anne Grete and Hermansen, John E. (2006) Outdoor multi-sire mating system: A feasible way for organic piglet production? Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Summary

The outdoor multi-sire mating system complies with the organic ideal of allowing animals to conduct their natural behaviour. Due to large differences in mating qualities between the teams of boars, the preliminary results of this study indicate that the system, as practiced today, is characterised by unacceptable varying reproduction results. The poor mating quality was related mainly to competition between boars, sows not able to support the weight of the boars and poor mating dexterity of some boars. To improve the system, these parameters much be taken into consideration


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 7: Development of livestock production systems
Deposited By: Kongsted, Scientist Anne Grete
ID Code:7060
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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