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Welfare and environmental impact of organic pig production (POWER factsheets)

{Tool} Welfare and environmental impact of organic pig production (POWER factsheets). Creator(s): Früh, Barbara; Andersen, Heidi; Baldinger, Lisa; Bark, Linnea; Bochicchio, Davide; Canario, Laurianne; Eppenstein, Rennie; Heidbuechel, Katharina; Holinger, Mirjam; Jenni, Anna; Knoll, Maximilian; Leeb, Christine; Merlot, Elodie; Moakes, Simon; Prunier, Armelle; Salomon, Eva; Thomsen, Rikke; Vermeer, Herman; Wahlund, Lotten; Wimmler, Cäcilia and Kongsted, Anne Grete. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland, Univ. BOKU Wien, Center for Frilandsdyr, CREA, INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Thünen-Institut, Wageningen University & Research (WUR). (2022)

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Summary

The handbook summarizes the results of the Core Organic Cofund project POWER, aiming to increase animal health and welfare of organic pigs while reducing the environmental footprint of the farming systems. It provides a common toolbox of knowledge-based strategies for designing and managing concrete outdoor runs, reducing piglet mortality and health problems and improving system resilience and sustainability. Best practices and innovative examples from across Europe are presented to inspire and facilitate the continuous development of an economically competitive production, which meets the principles of organic farming.
The target group are organic pig farmers, but conventional pig farmers can also gain insights from the material.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Reduction of piglet mortality, health problems as well as improvement of outdoor runs, system resilience and sustainability.
What problem does the tool address?:There are common animal welfare challenges related to piglet mortality and health problems around weaning. Further, outdoor concrete runs in systems for growing-finishing pigs challenge the organic goals of and are associated with a high risk of ammonia emissions, while pasture systems do facilitate natural living, but are challenged by a high risk of nutrient leaching.
What solution does the tool offer?:The tool offers a common toolbox of knowledge-based strategies for designing and managing concrete outdoor runs, reducing piglet mortality and health problems and improving system resilience and sustainability.
Country:Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:swine, animal welfare
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University
European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Italy > CREA
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727495
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/43802, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/446706900575283, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1499297602591936513
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Rüger, Madelaine Lea
ID Code:43802
Deposited On:01 Mar 2022 16:44
Last Modified:07 Mar 2022 08:39
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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