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Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Kongsted, Anne Grete. Issuing Organisation(s): Aarhus University. OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract, no. 003. (2020)

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Online at: https://orgprints/org/37100/

Summary

• Root foraging crops, like Jerusalem artichokes or sugar beet (photo 1), can cover more than 80 % and 50 % of the energy requirements of pregnant sows and growing/finishing pigs, respectively.
• Protein-rich foraging crops like Lucerne or grass/clover can provide 100 % of the lysine and methionine requirements of pregnant sows and 30-40 % of the lysine and methionine requirements of growing/finishing pigs when including estimated contribution from foraged soil organisms like earthworms
• If pig producers adopt restrictive feeding (limited access to concentrated feed) to stimulate foraging behav-iour, it is important to reduce competition for feed by allowing adequate time and space for feed consump-tion.
• As continuous access to attractive foraging crops stimulates pig foraging behaviour, it is important to consider and develop competitive moveable fences/systems.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:To reduce the risk of nutrient losses from free-range pigs, it is important to limit stocking density and to reduce nutrient inputs from concentrated feed.
What solution does the tool offer?:Stimulating pigs’ nutrient intake from foraging. Utilising available biomass is an obvious strategy to improve the sustainability of free-range systems.
Country:Denmark
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:pigs, feeding, ration planning, animal husbandry
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishforagehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36108
Englishswinehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Englishrationshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6461
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > Faculty of Science and Technology > Department of Agroecology
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/37100/, https://agro.au.dk/en/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37100, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/594922738023534, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1220291172897370113
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:37100
Deposited On:22 Jan 2020 14:41
Last Modified:23 Jan 2020 10:24
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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