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Feeding grass/clover silage to finisher pigs in addition to liquid feeding (OK-Net Ecofeed video)

{Tool} Feeding grass/clover silage to finisher pigs in addition to liquid feeding (OK-Net Ecofeed video). Creator(s): Nordlund Othén, Janne; Åkerfeldt, Magdalena and Löfquist, Ingela. Issuing Organisation(s): SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. OK-Net Ecofeed video. (2021)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1XU-mm9kZ4


Summary

The test aimed to evaluate the feasibility of including grass/clover silage in addition to the liquid feed, and to observe possible effects on behaviour and evaluate if the silage could complement parts of the commercial liquid feed, without impairing the pigs’ growth. Silage can serve as addition to liquid feeding and benefit animal welfare by increase the pigs’ possibilities to perform foraging and exploration behaviours. To be able to lower the commercial feeding ration and replace it with silage, it is important that it has a good structure and that it is palatable. This increases silage consumption.
This tool is applicable to pig farmers in northern Europe, using silage in their feed rations.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Increased activity and reduced social and harmful interactions between pigs, when feeding silage.
What problem does the tool address?:Including silage in the rations of growing and finishing pigs positively affects their behaviour. Increased activity and reduced social and harmful interactions between pigs, can in increase pig welfare.
What solution does the tool offer?:Chopped grass/clover silage (small particle size) in a liquid feeding system could be a potential way to feed silage to pigs.
Country:Sweden
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, animal welfare, feeding, animal nutrition, feed quality, feed technology
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
feeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
English
animal nutrition
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
English
feed quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15850
English
feed technology
UNSPECIFIED
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
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > SLU Centre for organic Food and Farming, Epok
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773911
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39736, https://www.slu.se/en/Collaborative-Centres-and-Projects/epok-centre-for-organic-food-and-farming/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1XU-mm9kZ4
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39736
Deposited On:19 Apr 2021 14:57
Last Modified:19 Apr 2021 14:57
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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