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Breeding sows in organic farming

{Tool} Breeding sows in organic farming. [Zuchtsauenhaltung im Biolandbau.] Creator(s): Früh, Barbara; Heller, Stefan and Wesselmann, Stefan. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Bio Suisse. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2002)

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[img] PDF - German/Deutsch (Zuchtsauenhaltung im Biolandbau)
[img] PDF - French/Francais (L´élevage porcin en agriculture biologique)

Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1234-zuchtsauen.html


This leaflet provides conventional sow owners and organic producers with the specialist knowledge they need to get started in organic breeding sow management. Topics covered range from business administration, construction costs, husbandry and feeding requirements, animal health, sales planning, and tips for successful transition. This tool is targeted at farmers and farm advisors in Switzerland. This tool was created in 2002, so consult current regulations before proceeding with any changes in management.

Summary translation

Das Merkblatt vermittelt Schweizer Landwirten einen guten Überblick über die Anforderungen zur biologischen Sauenhaltung und bewährte Praktiken. Die betriebswirtschaftlichen Angaben und die Richtlinienanforderungen sind nicht mehr aktuell und müssen deshalb mit Vorsicht konsultiert werden.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn best practices and how to produce organic piglets.
What problem does the tool address?:The demand for organic pork has been growing steadily for a few years now – however, the growing demand leads to a supply bottleneck for organic piglets in production.
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet gives Swiss farmers a good overview of the requirements for organic sow management and best practices. The farm management information and guideline requirements are no longer up to date and must therefore be consulted with caution.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, sows, piglets, animal breeding, animal genetics, feeding, animal nutrition
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Englishanimal breedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_423
Englishanimal geneticshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_49986
Englishanimal nutritionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
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
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1234-zuchtsauen.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38225, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/746728596176280, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1297895150551814144
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38225
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 10:06
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 17:15
Document Language:German/Deutsch, French/Francais

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