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Rotational grazing for organic pregnant sows to replace protein components (OK-Net Ecofeed Video)

{Tool} Rotational grazing for organic pregnant sows to replace protein components (OK-Net Ecofeed Video). Creator(s): Roinsard, A.; Maupertius, F.; Gain, C. and Pierre, P.. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food, Chambres d’agriculture Pays de la Loire, Institut de l'Elevage. OK-Net Ecofeed Video. (2020)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GEk2P8Xigk


Summary

This video highlights OK-Net EcoFeed research on rotational grazing to replace protein components in organic pregnant sows. By reducing feed to 80% of control, it was found that pasture can replace 22% of energetic nutritional needs in sows. Pasture resulted in 16% savings compared to the traditional method. It could be increased with a longer pasturing season.
Key recommendations include: Here are some recommendations: If there is too much competition at feeding, then individual feeding in the refectory is recommended. We observed that sows show less interest to pasture at the end of gestating period. We recommend to go back to complete feed 3 weeks before farrowing. If pasturing is not possible, e.g. because grassland production is too low, use silage instead.
This tool is targeted towards organic pig farmers and farm advisors. Although research was done in France, it is relevant in similar systems across Europe and the world.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Is it possible to replace protein feed components with grazing?
What problem does the tool address?:Approximately 80% of production costs are feed costs – is it possible to replace this partially with grazing?
What solution does the tool offer?:Grassland rich in legumes, rotated properly with paddocks can help to replace some supplied feed and therefore decrease production costs.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:animal husbandry, pigs, swine, feeding, grazing lands, protein
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
grazing lands
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3369
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
sows
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7271
English
rations
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6461
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 > OK-Net Ecofeed Tools
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38114, https://orgprints.org/38114, https://www.fibl.org, https://ok-net-ecofeed.eu, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1273544127834193928, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/photos/a.341364110046066/697695691079571
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38114
Deposited On:04 Jun 2020 07:19
Last Modified:18 Nov 2020 13:11
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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