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Later weaning in organic piglet production – what happens from seven to ten weeks?

Kongsted, A.G. (2022) Later weaning in organic piglet production – what happens from seven to ten weeks? Paper at: EAAP - The European Federation of Animal Science, Porto, Portugal, Sep. 2022. [draft]

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Later weaning in organic piglet production – what happens from seven to ten weeks?
Background: Extending the lactation is one strategy to reduce the risk of post weaning diarrhea. Organic EU regulations stipulate that pigs shall be fed with maternal milk for a minimum of 40 days. In Denmark, the majority of organic piglets are weaned at minimum seven weeks of age due to a national industry agreement. Recent years the average lactation period has increased even further to eight weeks and a few large-scale pig producers even extended weaning age to ten weeks in pasture systems to improve piglet robustness at weaning. However, very little is known about the period from seven to ten weeks of lactation e.g. in relation to piglet solid feed intakes and growth, sow-piglet interactions, sow body condition and whether the sows are still lactating after ten weeks.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic piglet production, Later weaning
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
organic husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36807
English
piglets
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5872
English
weaning
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15291
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
Deposited By: Nielsen, Department Anne Sofie
ID Code:43531
Deposited On:28 Jun 2022 12:11
Last Modified:28 Jun 2022 12:11
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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