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Animal-friendly pig husbandry: an advisory tool for Swaziland

{Tool} Animal-friendly pig husbandry: an advisory tool for Swaziland. Creator(s): Früh, Barbara. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Sahee Foundation. Technical guide. (2016)

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Recommendations are given considering not only the performance but also the species needs. Topics discussed include; basic requirements according to age groups and needs, natural behaviour of pigs and resulting requirements, temperature and climate requirements, housing comparison, basic elements of pig feeding, body condition scoring, a planning outline for six sow units, including recommended questions to be discussed with the farmer.
The tool emphasizes the importance of considering animal welfare, producing on-farm feed therefore closing the system, and that prevention of problems and disease is better than cure.
This tool is not specific to organic farming but the techniques discussed often agree with organic farming techniques. The tool is aimed at farm advisors but is just as relevant for farmers. It was developed for use in advisory services in Swaziland but information provided is widely applicable across all climate zones.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Husbandry, hygiene, feeding and management techniques to provide successful pig production.
What problem does the tool address?:There are many ways to care for pigs, some being more animal-friendly than others.
What solution does the tool offer?:This technical guide describes relevant aspects of husbandry which take the natural behaviour and needs of the animals into consideration from site and housing requirements, weaning, feed components at different life stages, amongst others.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:Animal health, Animal welfare, Animal husbandry, livestock production, piglets, sows, Swine, weaners
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331557
Subjects: 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 > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.sahee.org/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38091, https://orgprints.org/38091/, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/736589473856859, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1293200072893767686
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38091
Deposited On:29 Jul 2020 13:06
Last Modified:19 Oct 2020 08:45
Document Language:English

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