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Introducing maize, bean and courgettes into the diet of foraging pigs (OK-Net EcoFeed Video)


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{Tool} Introducing maize, bean and courgettes into the diet of foraging pigs (OK-Net EcoFeed Video). Creator(s): Sheard, Carl; Lausell, S.; Lubac, Stanislas and Coulombel, Aude. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. OK-Net EcoFeed slideshow. (2019)

[img] Video (MPEG) - English (Youtube-video)

Online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjjzFgthJ8


The video shows the experience of an organic pig farmer located in Pays de La Loire region in the west of France implementing grazing in parcels. Integrating a diverse range of mixed protein-rich forages into the feeding plan can reduce the amount of concentrates needed. The farmer, who rears 45 sows, reduced the amount concentrate fed by a third to encourage foraging. His experience with the “three sisters” crops, maize, beans and squash, shows a well-consumed vegetation and a preserved soil.
This tool is aimed at the target group of new and experienced farmers who hope to increase the use of local feedstuff and move towards closing their nutrient cycles. Organic and conventional farmers could benefit from this tool. This tool is relevant to pig farmers around the world, although the specific of its application are more adapted to central Europe.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Foraging pigs: Contribution of protein-rich fodder to improve meat quality
What problem does the tool address?:A key objective of organic farming is the closing of nutrient cycles, but this is difficult to achieve.
What solution does the tool offer?:By introducing a diverse range of protein-rich forage crops, the amount of concentrate feed required is reduced. This grazing routine aims to improve the nutritional quality of the meat.
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:pigs, swine, feeding, ration planning, animal husbandry, feeding, maize, beans, marrows, courgettes
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
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 > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://www.itab.asso.fr, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjjzFgthJ8, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37908, https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/sites/agri-eip/files/field_core_attachments/nw_foraging_pigs_10032020_en.pdf
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:37908
Deposited On:20 Apr 2020 07:35
Last Modified:28 Apr 2020 11:54
Document Language:English

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