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Relevance of roughage feeding to pigs (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Relevance of roughage feeding to pigs (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Früh, Barbara. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract, no. 021. (2019)

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Document available online at: https://orgprints/org/36930/

Summary in the original language of the document

• With combined feeding, the energy requirement of pregnant sows can be reduced by up to 50 % in the first stage of gestation and up to 20 % in the last stage of gestation by providing energyrich roughage products like grass or corn silage (Picture 2).
• For pregnant sows, the daily feed intake capacity for clover grass and maize silage is 2-4 kg fresh matter.
• In addition to clover grass silage (with a high protein value), a cereal and minerals mixture without proteinrich feed components should be used.
• In addition to maize silage, a very protein-rich concentrate is needed. The daily intake of 3.5 kg maize si-lage per sow can compensate for a concentrated feed quantity of up to 1 kg per day compared with pure concentrated feed.
• In addition to grass silage, 85 % of complete feed requirement for pregnant sows could be provide.
• Feeding silage to suckling piglets and weaned piglets prevents diarrhoea.

Summary translation

• Avec une alimentation combinée, les apports énergétiques des truies gestantes via l’aliment complet peuvent être réduits jusqu'à 50 % au premier stade de la gestation et jusqu'à 20 % les 3 dernières semaines en distribuant des fourrages riches en énergie comme l'herbe ou l'ensilage de maïs (photo 2).
• Pour les truies gestantes, la capacité d’ingestion quotidienne pour l'ensilage de graminées, de trèfle et de maïs est de 2 à 4 kg bruts.
• En complément d’un ensilage de trèfle, à haute valeur protéique, il est possible d'utiliser un mélange de céréales et minéraux sans composante riches en protéines.
• En complément de l'ensilage de maïs, un concentré très riche en protéines est nécessaire. L'apport quoti-dien de 3,5 kg de maïs ensilage par truie peut compenser jusqu’à 1kg d’aliment classique (dans le cadre d’une conduite sans fourrages).
• La distribution d’ensilage d’herbe permet de réduire à 85% la quantité d’aliment à distribuer à des truies gestantes.
• La distribution d’ensilage aux porcelets (avant et après sevrage) permet de limiter les risques de diarrhée.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:A species-appropriate pig diet consists of different feed components with different structures. However, such a diet is technically, and in terms of ration planning, more complex to produce than a feed that is always of the same structure.
What solution does the tool offer?:Integrate roughage feeding into ration plans and use the farm's potential for feed production.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:roughage, pigs, feeding, ration planning, animal health, animal welfare, animal husbandry, silage
Agrovoc keywords:
animal health
animal husbandry
animal welfare
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 > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/36930/, https://www.fibl.org, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/36930, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/564010074448134, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1206944407536250889
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:36930
Deposited On:16 Dec 2019 12:04
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, French/Francais

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