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{Tool} Feeding pigs silage. Creator(s): Michie, David. Issuing Organisation(s): Innovative Farmers. OK-Net EcoFeed-selected tool. (2016)

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Online at: https://www.innovativefarmers.org/field-lab?id=32043828-0af5-e611-80ce-005056ad0bd4

Summary

This tool is the report of a series of meetings as part of a Field Lab run by Innovative Farmers. It was a farmer led trial, which addressed the specific question of whether silage was a possible feed, and follows the stages of farmer involvement and then results of both physical results and taste tests.
Research was carried out to show that silage can be fed to pigs. The indications that silage can reduce feed requirements for pigs without reduced output.
Relevant to organic and conventional farmers.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Feeding silage to pigs
What problem does the tool address?:Potential to use silage as feedstuff for pigs.
What solution does the tool offer?:The tool shows that pig production is not decreased when silage is fed.
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Web
Keywords:animal husbandry, energy intake, nutrient intake, feeding, forage, roughage, silage
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishnutrient intakehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34064
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Englishforagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36108
Englishroughagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6670
Englishsilagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7060
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > Selected tools
UK > Other organizations
UK > Soil Association
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/36927, https://www.innovativefarmers.org/field-lab?id=32043828-0af5-e611-80ce-005056ad0bd4, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/564092774439864, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1206974469006331904
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:36927
Deposited On:11 Dec 2019 13:05
Last Modified:19 Dec 2019 13:01
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished

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