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Avoiding too large of a litter and piglet losses

{Tool} Avoiding too large of a litter and piglet losses. [Zu grosse Würfe und Ferkelverlust vermeiden.] Creator(s): Früh, Barbara; Haldemann, Peter; Henning, Luther (Suisag) and Tanner, Christoph. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. FiBL-Merkblatt. (2015)

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Online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1695-grosse-wuerfe.html


The leaflet highlights long-term breeding measures, focusing on boars and juvenile sows, as well as short-term steps which allow for healthy sows and piglets following farrowing if the litter is too large for the sow. It provides various strategies to take and explains when is best to take them. This leaflet was made for organic farmers and farm advisors and is relevant across Europe.

Summary translation

Setzen Biobetriebe Sauen- und Eberlinien mit hohem Reproduktionspotential ein, kommt es vor, dass mehr Ferkel geboren werden als die Sauen selber aufziehen können. Das Merkblatt zeigt, mit welchen langfristigen Zuchtmassnahmen dem Problem begegnet werden kann und mit welchen kurzfristigen Managementmassnahmen Ferkelverluste vermieden werden können.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Explore long and short-term measures which help avoid piglet losses.
What problem does the tool address?:If organic farms use sow and boar bloodlines with a high reproductive potential, it can happen that more piglets are born than the sows themselves can rear.
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet shows which long-term breeding measures and short-term management measures can be used to prevent piglet losses.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, sows, piglets, boars, barrows, animal breeding, animal genetics
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
Subjects: 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
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/1695-grosse-wuerfe.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38227, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1298292666443223040
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38227
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 10:58
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 17:14
Document Language:German/Deutsch

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