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Silage with chicory to weaning pigs in multi-family pens (OK-Net Ecofeed video)

{Tool} Silage with chicory to weaning pigs in multi-family pens (OK-Net Ecofeed video). Creator(s): Nordlund Othén, Janne; Åkerfeldt, Magdalena and Löfquist, Ingela. Issuing Organisation(s): SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. K-Net Ecofeed video. (2020)

[thumbnail of Youtube video with English subtitle] Video (MPEG) - Swedish/Svenska (Youtube video with English subtitle)
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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNCyNYp2MxU


Summary

The tool aimed to evaluate the potential to include chicory silage in diets (without dietary zinc oxide) and its effect on pig health and growth. Silage with a high inclusion of chicory can boost pigs’ gastric health and positively effect piglet growth around weaning. Silage can help to improve pig health through behavioural enrichment and lowering stress around weaning.
The tool is relevant for pig farmers and advisors and can be used in northern Europe climate where conservation of ley crops to silage is common.


Summary translation

Syftet med denna studie var att se om ensilage kan vara gynnsamt för grisens mage och hälsa och minska frekvensen av smågrisdiarréer. Ensilage med hög andel cikoria kan gynna förekomsten av mjölksyrebakterier i grisens mikroflora, som i sin tur kan ha en probiotisk effekt. Ensilage sysselsätter grisarna och ger en ökad mättnadskänsla. Detta kan
även minska stress kring avvänjningen.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Silage with chicory can improve gut health and lower stress around weaning.
What problem does the tool address?:Diarrhoea around weaning is common in organic piglet production, even with an extended lactation period and access to grass/clover silage. It results in not only poor growth and production but also diminished animal health and welfare.
What solution does the tool offer?:Silage with a high inclusion of chicory (Cichorium intybus) was fed to piglets before and after weaning.
Country:Sweden
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, piglets, 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
piglets
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5872
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
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9c578a8a
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/39738, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNCyNYp2MxU, https://www.slu.se/en/Collaborative-Centres-and-Projects/epok-centre-for-organic-food-and-farming/
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39738
Deposited On:19 Apr 2021 15:18
Last Modified:19 Apr 2021 15:18
Document Language:English, Swedish/Svenska
Status:Published

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