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Establishing forage turnip in the pasture outdoor area as supplementary feed to gestating sows (OK-Net Ecofeed video)

{Tool} Establishing forage turnip in the pasture outdoor area as supplementary feed to gestating sows (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=G6EZLYXUO-0


Summary

The study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of establishing turnips and their potential as a nutrient resource and behaviour enrichment for the sows. Forage turnips can serve as behaviour enrichment to restrictively fed sows and have the potential to lower accumulated land use by reducing rooting activity. Theoretically, up to 40% lower feed ration might be replaced by forage turnips. However, there need to be enough forage turnips in the field in order not to risk poor sow body condition and weight losses during gestation and post farrowing. To increase the yield of forage turnips, they can be seeded in combination with white clover. A drill with doubled spacing (e.g. 25 cm) can lower the weed pressure.
The tool is applicable to farmers and advisors which raise pigs and have gestating sows. The information can be included in crop rotation planning and the outdoor grazing season.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Forage turnips can serve as behaviour enrichment to restrictively fed sows and have the potential to lower accumulated land use by reducing rooting activity.
What problem does the tool address?:Gestating sows on restricted diets are hungry. Forage turnips (Barkant Brassica Turnip) in the pasture have great potential to serve as supplementary feed and behaviour enrichment for gestating sows.
What solution does the tool offer?:By establishing turnips, sows will be supplied with foraging material, serving as a nutrient source and as behavioural enrichment. This can reduce pasture damage caused by excessive rooting.
Country:Sweden
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, swine, sows, animal welfare, feeding, animal nutrition, forage, rations
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
sows
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7271
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
forage
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36108
English
rations
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6461
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/39674, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6EZLYXUO-0, 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:39739
Deposited On:19 Apr 2021 15:34
Last Modified:19 Apr 2021 15:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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