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Boar fattening on organic farms: animal-friendly alternative to castration

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{Tool} Boar fattening on organic farms: animal-friendly alternative to castration. [Erbmast im Biobetrieb: Tiergerechtre Alternative zur Kastration.] Creator(s): Holinger, Mirjam; Früh, Barbara and Herrle, Jürgen. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2013)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1632-ebermast.html

Summary

The leaflet presents the current state of knowledge on boar fattening and the use of boar meat and highlights the key aspects of castration-free fattening of male piglets. Production and processing practices in Great Britain and Ireland, Spain, Portugal are compared, genetic potential is discussed, adaptations of management approach for boat behaviour, challenges faced with adequate amino acid supply, reliable odour detection, different options for processing, marketing options, and concludes with 10 rules for successful boar fattening. This tool is most relevant for German-speaking organic farmers and farm advisors in Austria, Germany, Luxemburg and Switzerland.

Summary translation

Das Merkblatt vermittelt den aktuellen Wissensstand zur Ebermast und zur Verwendung von Eberfleisch, und beleuchtet die kritischen Aspekte der kastrationsfreien Mast männlicher Ferkel. Die Vor- und Nachteile der chirurgischen Ferkelkastration werden diskutiert.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Discover advantages and disadvantages of boar fattening without castration.
What problem does the tool address?:In German-speaking countries, the fattening uncastrated piglets is hardly known. Many livestock farmers and breeders consider the risk of loss of meat quality due to boar odour to be too great.
What solution does the tool offer?:Increasing efforts and interests regarding animal welfare by fattening boars has led more and more farmers to consider fattening boars, if sales were secure and open questions were clarified. This technical guide aims to do clarify these open queries.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal production, organic husbandry, animal husbandry, feeding, swine, boars, animal nutrition, amino acids
Agrovoc keywords:
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Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Englishorganic husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36807
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Englishswinehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
Englishboarshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_977
Englishanimal nutritionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
Englishamino acidshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_342
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation:Other countries
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
Austria > Bio Austria - Research
Switzerland > Bio Suisse
Germany > Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen - KÖN
Germany > Naturland
Germany > Other organizations
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org, https://orgprints.org/38217, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1632-ebermast.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38217, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/738282243687582, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1293986084444090370
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38217
Deposited On:29 Jul 2020 14:11
Last Modified:14 Sep 2020 08:13
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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