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Designing pasture subdivisions for practical management of hogs

{Tool} Designing pasture subdivisions for practical management of hogs. Creator(s): Pietrosemoli, Silvana and Green, James T.. Issuing Organisation(s): CEFS - Center for Environmental Farming Systems. (2015)

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Online at: https://cefs.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/designing-pasture-subdivisions-for-practical-management-of-hogs-2015.pdf?x47549

Summary

First, the rotation approach to pig grazing is described. Then all assumptions and goals of this method are detailed: soil protection, quality of forage, stocking rate, rotational management, logistic aspects, time of return between two groups, etc.
Finally, several examples of design are presented for different kind of animals; breeding sows, gestating sows, from growing to finishing pigs. This will help breeders or advisors to choose which system is well-adapted and how this should be implemented.
This tool is relevant to all farmers who hope to better manage their pig grazing system and is not location specific.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Optimising pig grazing by subdivision and rotation between paddocks.
What problem does the tool address?:How to optimise grazing of hogs while maintaining healthy vegetative ground cover?
What solution does the tool offer?:This synthesis shows how to subdivide the paddock to rotate pig grazing into the different sections.
Country:United States of America
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal health, animal welfare, animal husbandry, sows, pigs, grazing, forage, feeding, ration planning
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishanimal healthhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
Englishanimal welfarehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Englishanimal husbandryhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Englishsowshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7271
Englishfeedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net EcoFeed > Selected tools
USA > Other organizations
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38593, https://cefs.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/designing-pasture-subdivisions-for-practical-management-of-hogs-2015.pdf?x47549, https://cefs.ncsu.edu/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38593
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 14:32
Last Modified:12 Nov 2020 15:14
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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