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Organic pig producers across Europe set the scene for research to improve animal welfare and reduce ammonia emission

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Kongsted, A.G. (2018) Organic pig producers across Europe set the scene for research to improve animal welfare and reduce ammonia emission. .

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The CORE Organic Cofund project POWER asks organic pig producers in eight European countries for innovative ideas to test; the aim is to improve animal welfare and reduce ammonia emissions from outdoor runs in organic housing systems for growing pigs. Across Europe, organic pig producers rear growing-finishing pigs in indoor housing systems with access to outdoor runs. Increased space requirements combined with access to roughage and outdoor areas promote pig welfare.However, these housing systems, depending on the outdoorrun construction, can be associatedwith poor pen hygiene, low possibilities for the pigs to carry out natural behaviour and risks of ammonia emissions.


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:pigs, organic, animal welfare, animal behavior, environment, climate
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727495
Deposited By: Fisker, Dpt. Secr. Birgit Aagaard
ID Code:36883
Deposited On:06 Dec 2019 10:11
Last Modified:20 Dec 2019 12:16
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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