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Feeding grass silage to fattening pigs

Holinger, Mirjam; Scheibler, Samuel and Früh, Barbara (2019) Feeding grass silage to fattening pigs. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-Frick .

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Summary

• Provide fattening pigs with roughage on a daily basis (minimum 100-300 grams per pig every day)
• Grass silage is an ideal roughage: it is very attractive for the pigs due to its taste and consistency. Besides grass silage, grass, hay, and other types of silage have comparable effects on health and welfare.
• To avoid feed waste and to provide good access, place feed in racks at an optimal height.
• Place racks away from areas where pigs rest in order to avoid disturbances.


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal health, swine, pigs, feeding
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
pigs -> swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
feeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal nutrition
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Advisory Service
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
Deposited By: Früh, Barbara
ID Code:37773
Deposited On:19 Mar 2020 15:13
Last Modified:28 Jul 2021 14:08
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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