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Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Kongsted, Anne Grete. Issuing Organisation(s): AU - Aarhus University. OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract, no. 003. (2020)

[thumbnail of Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas] PDF - English (Foraging of pigs in outdoor areas)
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Document available online at: https://orgprints/org/37100/

Summary in the original language of the document

• Root foraging crops, like Jerusalem artichokes or sugar beet (photo 1), can cover more than 80 % and 50 % of the energy requirements of pregnant sows and growing/finishing pigs, respectively.
• Protein-rich foraging crops like Lucerne or grass/clover can provide 100 % of the lysine and methionine requirements of pregnant sows and 30-40 % of the lysine and methionine requirements of growing/finishing pigs when including estimated contribution from foraged soil organisms like earthworms
• If pig producers adopt restrictive feeding (limited access to concentrated feed) to stimulate foraging behav-iour, it is important to reduce competition for feed by allowing adequate time and space for feed consump-tion.
• As continuous access to attractive foraging crops stimulates pig foraging behaviour, it is important to consider and develop competitive moveable fences/systems.

Summary translation

• Les tubercules comme le topinambour ou la betterave sucrière (photo 1), peuvent couvrir respectivement plus de 80 % et 50 % des besoins énergétiques des
truies gestantes et des porcs en croissance/finition.
• Les cultures fourragères riches en protéines telles que la luzerne ou les associations graminée/trèfle peuvent couvrir respectivement 100 % et 30 à 40 % des besoins en lysine et méthionine des truies gestantes et des porcs en croissance/finition, si l'on tient compte de la contribution estimée des organismes du sol comme les vers de terre (photo 2).
• Si les éleveurs de porcs réduisent la quantité d’aliments concentrés pour stimuler le comportement de recherche de nourriture, il est important de réduire la compétition entre animaux en laissant suffisamment de temps et d'espace pour la consommation d'aliments.
• L'accès continu à des cultures fourragères appétentes stimulant le comportement de recherche de nourriture des porcs, il est important de développer le recours à des barrières et systèmes mobiles performants.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:To reduce the risk of nutrient losses from free-range pigs, it is important to limit stocking density and to reduce nutrient inputs from concentrated feed.
What solution does the tool offer?:Stimulating pigs’ nutrient intake from foraging. Utilising available biomass is an obvious strategy to improve the sustainability of free-range systems.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:pigs, feeding, ration planning, animal husbandry
Agrovoc keywords:
animal husbandry
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
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > Faculty of Science and Technology > Department of Agroecology
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://orgprints.org/37100/, https://agro.au.dk/en/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/37100, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/594922738023534, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1220291172897370113
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:37100
Deposited On:22 Jan 2020 14:41
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English, French/Francais, Spanish/Español

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