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Transdisciplinary approach to improve concrete outdoor runs for organic pigs: Identification of innovations

Wimmler, Cäcillia; Leeb, Christine; Andersen, Heidi Mai-Lis; Bochicchio, Davide; Früh, Barbara; Holinger, Mirjam; Salomon, Eva; Thomsen, Rikke; Vermeer, Herman and Kongsted, A.G. (2020) Transdisciplinary approach to improve concrete outdoor runs for organic pigs: Identification of innovations. In: Organic Animal Husbandry systems – challenges, performance and potentials, pp. 48-52.

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Summary

Across Europe, most organic growing-finishing pigs are kept in systems with outdoor runs. When made from barren concrete, these outdoor runs restrict species-specific behaviour and, together with poor pen hygiene, may lead to high ammonia emissions. While few scientific publications have discussed the effects of such outdoor runs on pig welfare and environment, considerable practical experience exists which could be a valuable source for improvement measures. Therefore, the CORE Organic Cofund project POWER aims for a transdisciplinary approach to identify innovative solutions to improve outdoor runs. Stakeholder workshops with farmers and experts took place in eight European countries resulting in 102 statements re-garding innovations and best-practice examples. Researchers of different disciplines evalu-ated those during a stepwise process based on practical and scientific knowledge.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:livestock, Pig, animal welfare, animal housing, animal husbandry, Abacus, FiBL55314, Core Organic Power
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
livestock
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4397
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
Deposited By: Mukendi, Therese K
ID Code:38459
Deposited On:27 Oct 2020 14:56
Last Modified:12 Feb 2021 10:04
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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