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Foraging sows on high-protein grassland

{Tool} Foraging sows on high-protein grassland. [Pâturage des truies sur parcours à haute valeur protéique.] Creator(s): Maupertius, Florence; Pierre, Patrice and Roinsard, Antoine. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food. OK-Net EcoFeed-selected tool. (2018)

[thumbnail of Youtube video] Video (MPEG) - French/Francais (Youtube video)

Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvE6bNRLcps


The video "Foraging of sows on high-protein grassland" presents the results of a trial conducted on the Trinottières pig experimental farm on 6000 m² of grassland, containing grasses and fodder legumes. The aim is to test rotational grazing on pregnant sows, whose concentrated feed is reduced in quantity and protein, and to observe the feeding behaviour of sows, the circulation of animals, and the consumption of feedstuff. The trial was seemed to support this method. However, it suggests that a full ration should be maintained at the end of the pregnancy. This tool is interesting for both farmers and advisors, and can also be used in conventional outdoor breeding. It can be used in any geographical area where animals have access to the outdoors.

Summary translation

La vidéo “Pâturage des truies sur parcours à haute valeur protéique” présente les résultats d’un essai mené sur la ferme expérimentale porcine des Trinottières sur 6000m² de prairies implantées avec des graminées et légumineuses fourragères. Le but est de tester le pâturage tournant sur des truies gestantes, dont l’aliment concentré est réduit en quantité et proteines.On y observe le comportement alimentaires des truies, la circulations des animaux , et la valorisation des prairies. L’essai est concluant. Il suggère néanmoins de maintenir une ration complète en fin de gestation. Cet outil s’adresse aux éleveurs et conseillés, et peut être utilisé aussi en élevage conventionnel de plein air. Il peut intéresser tout secteur géographique où les animaux ont accès au plein-air.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Reduce sows' consumption of concentrated feed through foraging.
What problem does the tool address?:There are few references on the use of forage resources to feed outdoor sows. Which species should be planted, how should the grassland be organised and what are the zootechnical results?
What solution does the tool offer?:The video presents the results of a trial testing the implementation of meadows grazed by pregnant sows whose ration is reduced in protein and quantity.
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:animal husbandry, feeds, forage, grasslands, grazing lands, sows, pigs, OK-Net Ecofeed
Agrovoc keywords:
animal husbandry
grazing lands
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
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
Related Links:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvE6bNRLcps, https://wiki.itab-lab.fr/alimentation/?SecAlibio, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/36518, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/508191433363332, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1182230356537335810
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:36518
Deposited On:07 Oct 2019 13:22
Last Modified:18 Nov 2020 13:12
Document Language:French/Francais

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