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Integrated production of tree biomass and piglets - Effect of paddock design on sow excretory behaviour

Andersen, H.M-L.; Kongsted, A.G. and Jakobsen, M. (2017) Integrated production of tree biomass and piglets - Effect of paddock design on sow excretory behaviour. In: Aakkula, Jyrki; Hakala, Kaija; Huhta, Harri; Iivonen, Sari; Jurvanen, Ulla; Kreismane, Dzidra; Land, Anita; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Malingen, Matti; Mikkola, Minna; Nordlund-Othen, Janne; Nuutila, Jaakko; Peetsmann, Elen; Piskonen, Sirpa; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus; Tahvonen, Raija; Taskinen, Sirpa; Ullvén, Karin; Wibe, Atle and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) NJF Seminar 495 - 4th organic Conference: Organics for tomorrow's food systems, 19 - 21 June 2017, Mikkeli, Finland, 13 (1), NJF Report, pp. 46-48.

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In systems with an integrated production of trees and piglets it is important that the lactating sows are motivated to urinate and defecate adjacent to the trees to reduce nutrient losses. Adding poplar trees in one end of individual pasture-based paddocks did not motivate the sows to choose the area with trees for elimination independent of paddock design. The location of feed and hut influenced the sows’ excretory behaviour and the effect differed between the different combination of feed and hut location. Future work should focus further on overall paddock design to optimize nutrient uptake and to ensure an outdoor system that from both a welfare- and environmentally point of view is sustainable.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Outdoor pig; Integrated production; Nutrient distribution; excretory behaviour
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2017: NJF Seminar 495 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems > 1. Tuning up sustainable organic production
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:613520
Deposited By: Andersen, Phd Heidi M-L
ID Code:31414
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:20
Last Modified:05 Jul 2017 09:21
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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