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Free-range pigs: high animal welfare with appropriate infrastructure and management

{Tool} Free-range pigs: high animal welfare with appropriate infrastructure and management. [Freilandhaltung von Schweinen: Viel Terwohl bei passender Infrastruktur und richtigem Management.] Creator(s): Jenni, Anna; Früh, Barbara and Fürst, Eva. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Technical guide. (2019)

Image (JPEG) - Cover Image - English (cover image)
[img] PDF - German/Deutsch (Freilandhaltung von Schweinen. Viel Tierwohl bei passender Infrastruktur und richtigem Management)
[img] PDF - French/Francais (Élevage de porcs en plein air. Un bien-être animal assuré par des infrastructures adaptées et une gestion maîtrisée)

Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/2503-freilandschweine.html


The factsheet informs readers about what free-range pig production is, the best choice for location, infrastructure, suitable breeds, feeding and pasture management, animal health, costs and workload, and legal requirements. Key features required for successful free-range pig production are highlighted, advantages and disadvantages of management techniques are examined, and specific measures to prevent and treat animal diseases. Finally, links and contact for further information is provided, in the case of further questions or interest. The target users of this tool are Swiss organic or transitioning organic farmers and farm advisors.

Summary translation

Das Merkblatt erläutert, wie die Haltung von Schweinen auf der Weide die Anforderungen an das Tierwohl und den Umweltschutz erfüllen und auch arbeitswirtschaftlich und ökonomisch erfolgreich sein kann. Es informiert die Leser darüber was Freilandhaltung ist, Standortwahl, Infrastuktur, Geeignete Rassen, Fuetterung und weidemanagement, Tiergesundheit, Kosten und Arbeitsaufwand, und Gesetzliche Vorgaben.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Get informed about organic free-range pig management.
What problem does the tool address?:Stable housing with access to a concreate run is the main method of pig husbandry in Switzerland however, in recent times, organic farmers want to employ more species-appropriate systems, improving animal welfare while meeting customers ideals. Various forms of free-range farming are successfully practiced abroad, many appropriate for application in Switzerland.
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet explains how the keeping of pigs on pasture can meet the requirements of animal welfare, environmental protection while enabling economic success.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal health, animal welfare, feeding, animal nutrition, swine, grazing lands, forage
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal nutritionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
Englishgrazing landshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3369
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 > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > Bio Suisse
Switzerland > Other organizations
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38218, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/2503-freilandschweine.html, https://www.fibl.org, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/738961176953022, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1294321438514712578
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38218
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 08:41
Last Modified:24 Nov 2020 09:25
Document Language:German/Deutsch, French/Francais

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