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{Tool} Optimising weaning management in piglets. [Optimierung von Haltung und Management der Absetzferkel.] Creator(s): Bussemas, Ralf and Simantke, Christel. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Bioland Beratung GmbH, KÖN - Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen, Bio Austria. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2011)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1570-management-absatzferkel.html

Summary

During the weaning phase, it is particularly important to adapt the management to the piglets' requirements, to avoid management mistakes. The leaflet provides important information regarding the weaning phase according to the needs during this critical time, suitability of barn and pen types for breeding, sows and piglets friendly facilities, and tips for healthy piglets according to husbandry, feeding, hygiene, and controls and treatments. It provides information on the organic regulations of organic production of piglets in the EU, Germany and Switzerland, as well. The leaflet is useful for organic farmers and advisors, alike. This also could be helpful for farmers in transition or thinking about transiting to organic pig production. The information provided to relevant across Europe.

Summary translation

Die Absetzphase stellt für die Ferkel eine enorme psychische wie physiologische Belastung dar. Die schlagartige Veränderung des sozialen Umfelds, der Haltungumgebung und der Futterzusammensetzung mache die Ferkel sehr anfällig für Erkrankungen und Entwicklungsstörungen. Deshalb ist es in dieser Phase besonders wichtig, als Tierhalter die Haltung den Ansprüchen der Ferkel anzupassen und Managementfehler zu vermeiden.
Das Merkblatt fasst die Erfahrungen aus einem dreijährigen Praxisprojekt und die Beobachtungen von Beratern zur Haltung und Fütterung von Ferkeln rund um den Absetzzeitpunkt zusammen.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Proper piglet management and feeding around the weaning period.
What problem does the tool address?:The weaning phase represents an enormous psychological and physiological strain for the piglets. The sudden changes in the social environment, the housing environment and the feed composition make the piglets very susceptible to diseases and developmental disorders.
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet summarises the experience gained in a three-year practical project and the observations of consultants on piglet management and feeding around the weaning period.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, organic husbandry, swine, sows, piglets, feeding, animal nutrition
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishanimal productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
Englishorganic husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36807
Englishswinehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
Englishsowshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7271
Englishpigletshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5872
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Englishanimal nutritionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
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
Austria > Bio Austria - Research
Germany > Bioland
Germany > Kompetenzzentrum Ökolandbau Niedersachsen - KÖN
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1570-management-absatzferkel.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38226, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1298292666443223040
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38226
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 10:46
Last Modified:14 Sep 2020 08:50
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published

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