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Feeding organic pigs: a handbook of raw materials and recommendations for feeding practice

{Tool} Feeding organic pigs: a handbook of raw materials and recommendations for feeding practice. Creator(s): Edwards, Sandra. Issuing Organisation(s): University of Newcastle. (2002)

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Summary

This handbook is designed to assist organic pig producers in selecting appropriate diets and feeding
strategies by summarising the relevant knowledge from conventional pig nutrition, discussing the ways in
which organic systems may differ, presenting simple rules for diet formulation and providing information related to the nutritional value and feeding characteristics of different raw materials for organic pig diets.
The target group of this tool is organic farmers (new, converted or experienced) and advisors.
This tool is relevant in all locations where pigs are being raised.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:A handbook of raw materials and recommendations for pig feeding practices.
What problem does the tool address?:The formulation of a pigs diet has become extremely sophisticated, and accounts for 70-80% of the cost of pig production. Organic farming requires an integrated, whole-farm approach to food production which takes into account of sustainability, environmental and animal welfare considerations.
What solution does the tool offer?:The selection of appropriate diets and feeding strategies is easily improved by following simple rules for diet formulation, provided by the nutritional value and feeding characteristics of different raw materials for organic pig diets.
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:rations, nutritive value, swine, pigs, animal husbandry, feeding
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
rations
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6461
English
nutritive value
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5278
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
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 > Selected tools
UK > Univ. Newcastle
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38590, https://www.ncl.ac.uk/, https://research.ncl.ac.uk/nefg/images/documents/feedbook.pdf, https://orgprints.org/38590, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=841812733334532&id=313194372863040, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1343529853161791489
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:38590
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 13:28
Last Modified:24 Mar 2021 16:15
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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