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Organic pig production in Europe: health management in common organic pig farming

{Tool} Organic pig production in Europe: health management in common organic pig farming. Creator(s): Früh, Barbara; Bochicchio, Davide; Dippel, Sabine; Edwards, Sandra; Gunnarsson, Stefan; Leeb, Christine; Lindgren, Kristina and Mejer, Helena. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. (2011)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1549-organic-pig-production-europe.html


Housing can be divided into three categories: indoor, outdoor and mixed housing. Each come with unique challenges, advantages and disadvantages. The guide describes the housing practices in various European countries, provides performance comparisons and practical recommendation for each housing category and life stage (lactating sows, suckling piglets, and weaner pigs). This technical guide is most relevant for European organic pig farmers and farm advisors.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Better understand health management of common housing systems in Europe.
What problem does the tool address?:Various housing systems have developed across Europe according to traditions, climate, land characteristics, local standards, consumer expectations and economy. High standards of animal health and welfare is expected among organic consumers.
What solution does the tool offer?:This guide explains the common housing strategies used in organic pig farming in Europe, while discussing advantages and disadvantages of different systems. It addresses the main challenges and measures to reduce risks related to these challenges.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, piglets, sows, animal health, animal welfare, animal housing, animal husbandry equipment
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal housinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_432
Englishanimal husbandry equipmenthttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25746
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > Selected tools
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Sustainable Agr. Systems - IfÖL
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Italy > CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research
Sweden > Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering JTI
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > Animal Environment and Health
UK > Univ. Newcastle
Related Links:https://www.coreorganic.org/research/projects/corepig/index.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38216, https://www.fibl.org, https://orgprints.org/38216, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1296539363464155136, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/743761436472996
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Dietemann, Lauren
ID Code:38216
Deposited On:29 Jul 2020 07:31
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 17:19
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, Czech/Česky, French/Francais, Ukranian/Українська

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