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Animal-friendly pig husbandry: an advisory tool for Swaziland

{Tool} Animal-friendly pig husbandry: an advisory tool for Swaziland. Creator(s): Früh, Barbara. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Sahee Foundation. Technical guide. (2016)

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Summary

Recommendations are given considering not only the performance but also the species needs. Topics discussed include; basic requirements according to age groups and needs, natural behaviour of pigs and resulting requirements, temperature and climate requirements, housing comparison, basic elements of pig feeding, body condition scoring, a planning outline for six sow units, including recommended questions to be discussed with the farmer.
The tool emphasizes the importance of considering animal welfare, producing on-farm feed therefore closing the system, and that prevention of problems and disease is better than cure.
This tool is not specific to organic farming but the techniques discussed often agree with organic farming techniques. The tool is aimed at farm advisors but is just as relevant for farmers. It was developed for use in advisory services in Swaziland but information provided is widely applicable across all climate zones.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Husbandry, hygiene, feeding and management techniques to provide successful pig production.
What problem does the tool address?:There are many ways to care for pigs, some being more animal-friendly than others.
What solution does the tool offer?:This technical guide describes relevant aspects of husbandry which take the natural behaviour and needs of the animals into consideration from site and housing requirements, weaning, feed components at different life stages, amongst others.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:Animal health, Animal welfare, Animal husbandry, livestock production, piglets, sows, Swine, weaners
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331557
English
piglets
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5872
English
sows
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7271
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
weaning
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15291
Subjects: 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 > Selected tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.sahee.org/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38091, https://orgprints.org/38091/, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/736589473856859, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1293200072893767686
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38091
Deposited On:29 Jul 2020 13:06
Last Modified:28 Jul 2021 12:11
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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