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Performance of organic and low input livestock systems: a matter of sound design?

Spoolder, Hans; Biavati, Bruno; Borgsteede, Fred; Davies, David; Klocke, Peter; Maurer, Veronika; Nagel, Philip; Nicholas, Phillipa; van Krimpen, Marinus; Mejer, Helena; Modesto, Monica; Strozzi, Gian Paolo; Thamsborg, Stig Milan; Vermeer, Herman; Wagenaar, Jan-Paul; Zollitsch, Werner and Sundrum, Albert (2008) Performance of organic and low input livestock systems: a matter of sound design? Paper at: 4th QLIF Congress in the Frame of the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress and the 2nd ISOFAR Conference, Modena, Italy, June 19-20, 2008. [Unpublished]

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The QLIF project has targeted a variety of issues to make organic animal production (dairy cattle, pig, poultry) more safe, develop alternative methods to promote animal health and improve product quality. This workshop will discuss these aims as well as the QLIF achievements to date. It will also address our way of assessing the quality of our organic farms. We ask the question what the advantages are of doing this by looking at the output of a farm, such as yield, animal welfare and environmental issues. Alternatively, we also want to know what benefits there are in looking at how the farm is organised, via input factors such as housing design, nutrition, management quality. Two invited speakers will state their preference. Legislation, certification and consumer perceptions wil be addressed.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:animal husbandry, animla heakth, pigs, parasite control, Ascaris suum, rodent control, Oesophagostomum dentatum, QLIF, FiBL 35001
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
European Union > QualityLowInputFood > Subproject 4: Livestock production systems
Netherlands > Wageningen University & Research (WUR) > Animal Sciences Group ASG
Related Links:http://www.qlif.org/qlifnews/dec07/congress.html, http://www.qlif.org, http://www.isofar.org/modena2008/qlif.html
Deposited By: Spoolder, Dr Hans
ID Code:13351
Deposited On:11 May 2008
Last Modified:24 Jun 2014 11:47
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
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