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Optimizing the run-out design of fattening pigs (POWER video)

{Tool} Optimizing the run-out design of fattening pigs (POWER video). [Auslaufgestaltung bei Mastschweinen optimieren (POWER video).] Creator(s): Holinger, Mirjam; Alföldi, Thomas and Früh, Barbara. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. (2022)

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Document available online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfIQcabZB7o


Summary

In the CORE Organic project POWER (Animal Welfare and Resilience in Organic Pig Husbandry), FiBL Switzerland, together with partner institutions from various European countries, looked at the husbandry of organic pigs. Among other things, the project addressed the question of how to improve outdoor runs for pigs. After all, concreted exercise areas without employment opportunities cannot optimally meet the demands of animal welfare. In workshops, farmers in different countries prioritized the following elements to improve the outdoor area: roughage, a pasture area and opportunities to cool down.
In the video, a manure area with compost and a pool for cooling down are presented on the farm of Brigitte and Walter Husy in Unterentfelden in the canton of Aargau (Switzerland). It is explained how the different outdoor elements function and how the pigs use them on the farm. One challenge with the manuring area is how to reduce pollution from faeces and urine. FiBL has conducted a trial on this, which swine expert Mirjam Holinger reports on.


Summary translation

Im CORE Organic-Projekt POWER (Tierwohl und Resilienz in der Bioschweinehaltung) hat sich das FiBL Schweiz gemeinsam mit Partnerinstitutionen aus unterschiedlichen europäischen Ländern mit der Haltung von Biomastschweinen beschäftigt. Unter anderem ging es um die Frage, wie sich die Ausläufe für Schweine verbessern lassen. Denn: betonierte Auslaufflächen ohne Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten können die Ansprüche ans Tierwohl nicht optimal erfüllen. In Workshops priorisierten Landwirt*innen in verschiedenen Ländern folgende Elemente, um den Auslauf aufzuwerten: Raufuttergaben, Angebot eines Wühlareals und Möglichkeiten zur Abkühlung.
Im Video werden ein Wühlareal mit Kompost und ein Pool zur Abkühlung auf dem Betrieb von Brigitte und Walter Husy in Unterentfelden im Kanton Aargau vorgestellt. Eine Herausforderung beim Wühlareal ist, wie die Verschmutzung durch Kot und Urin verringert werden kann. Dazu hat das FiBL einen Versuch durchgeführt, über den Schweine-Expertin Mirjam Holinger berichtet.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Suggestions on how to improve outdoor runs on a farm in Switzerland.
What problem does the tool address?:The tool addresses the problem of unfitting outdoor runs for pigs in organic agriculture which do not meet the needs of animal welfare.
What solution does the tool offer?:In general outdoor areas for pigs should have the following elements: roughage, a pasture area and opportunities to cool down.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Video
Keywords:swine; animal welfare; animal health
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
pigs -> swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
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
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Italy > CREA
Sweden > RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Netherlands > Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727495
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/43848, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/43802, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/458367566075883, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1505824951806349319
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Rüger, Madelaine Lea
ID Code:43848
Deposited On:10 Mar 2022 10:41
Last Modified:26 Jul 2022 17:48
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, French/Francais
Status:Published

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