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Group suckling in organic pig husbandry

{Tool} Group suckling in organic pig husbandry. [Gruppensäugen in der Bioschweinehaltung.] Creator(s): Aubel, Erhard; Baumgartner,, Johannes; Bussemas, Ralf; Früh, Barbara; Hagmüller, Werner and Simantke, Christel. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Bioland Beratung GmbH, KÖN - Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2011)

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[img] PDF - Czech/Česky (Skupinové kojení selat v ekologickém chovu prasat)

Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1457-gruppensaeugen.html


This leaflet provides an overview of advantages and disadvantages associated with keeping lactating sows in a group. It highlights practical measures for successful group suckling, compares single housing, group housing and combinations, various parameters, requirements and rules-of-thumb for success, are discussed. An occupancy plan for group suckling is provided. The target users of this tool are German and Czech-speaking organic farmers ad advisors.

Summary translation

Das Merkblatt fasst die Schlussfolgerungen aus wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen, sowie die Erfahrungen von Beratern und Forschern zur erfolgreichen Haltung und Fütterung säugender Sauen in der Gruppe zusammen.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Discover husbandry methods to successfully keep lactating sows in groups.
What problem does the tool address?:Successfully keeping and feeding lactating sows in groups is a more species-appropriate husbandry method, and preferred in organic pig farming. However, group suckling presents challenges to farmers.
What solution does the tool offer?:Group suckling when properly implemented can reconcile animal welfare, performance and economy. Management measures in husbandry, feeding and animal health are provided.
Country:Germany, Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, sows, piglets, animal health, animal welfare
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
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
Germany > Bioland
Germany > Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen - KÖN
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38221, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1457-gruppensaeugen.html, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1296833594149818369, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/744402229742250
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38221
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 09:29
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 17:17
Document Language:German/Deutsch, Czech/Česky

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