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Free-range pigs: high animal welfare with appropriate infrastructure and management

{Tool} Free-range pigs: high animal welfare with appropriate infrastructure and management. [Freilandhaltung von Schweinen: Viel Terwohl bei passender Infrastruktur und richtigem Management.] Creator(s): Jenni, Anna; Früh, Barbara and Fürst, Eva. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Technical guide. (2019)

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Document available online at: https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/2503-freilandschweine.html


Summary

The factsheet informs readers about what free-range pig production is, the best choice for location, infrastructure, suitable breeds, feeding and pasture management, animal health, costs and workload, and legal requirements. Key features required for successful free-range pig production are highlighted, advantages and disadvantages of management techniques are examined, and specific measures to prevent and treat animal diseases. Finally, links and contact for further information is provided, in the case of further questions or interest. The target users of this tool are Swiss organic or transitioning organic farmers and farm advisors.


Summary translation

Das Merkblatt erläutert, wie die Haltung von Schweinen auf der Weide die Anforderungen an das Tierwohl und den Umweltschutz erfüllen und auch arbeitswirtschaftlich und ökonomisch erfolgreich sein kann. Es informiert die Leser darüber was Freilandhaltung ist, Standortwahl, Infrastuktur, Geeignete Rassen, Fuetterung und weidemanagement, Tiergesundheit, Kosten und Arbeitsaufwand, und Gesetzliche Vorgaben.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Get informed about organic free-range pig management.
What problem does the tool address?:Stable housing with access to a concreate run is the main method of pig husbandry in Switzerland however, in recent times, organic farmers want to employ more species-appropriate systems, improving animal welfare while meeting customers ideals. Various forms of free-range farming are successfully practiced abroad, many appropriate for application in Switzerland.
What solution does the tool offer?:The leaflet explains how the keeping of pigs on pasture can meet the requirements of animal welfare, environmental protection while enabling economic success.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal health, animal welfare, feeding, animal nutrition, swine, grazing lands, forage
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
animal nutrition
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
English
feeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
grazing lands
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3369
English
forage
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36108
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 > Selected tools
Switzerland > Bio Suisse
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
Switzerland > Other organizations
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38218, https://www.fibl.org/en/shop-en/2503-freilandschweine.html, https://www.fibl.org, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/738961176953022, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1294321438514712578
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38218
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 08:41
Last Modified:28 Jul 2021 14:14
Document Language:German/Deutsch, French/Francais
Status:Published

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