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pECOSYSTEM: Pig production in eco-efficient organic systems


The project will support development of a trustworthy, resource
efficient and competitive organic pig production in Denmark. The
objective is to investigate, develop and demonstrate an alternative
to the current practice. Today the climate and environmental impact
of organic systems does not differ much from conventional, in fact
the outdoor sow production imposes a significant risk to nitrate
leaching. Further, hygiene and ammonia emissions are often
difficult to control satisfactorily in the present stables with a
connected concrete outdoor area, and diarrhea is a common
problem when piglets are transferred from the range to the stables.
Alternatively the sow production could take place in an agroforestry
system expected to reduce nitrate leaching. The weaning could be
postponed while maintaining the overall pig production per sow
through introduction of lactation oestrus resulting in more robust
piglets. Finishing could take place in new types of stables with
significant lower ammonia emission while maintaining the health
and welfare of the slaughter pigs. This cross-disciplinary project will
document such possible benefits and develop management
procedures to allow a profitable production based on these ideas.
The expected effect is that the organic pig production can be
expanded because of a better compliance with consumer
expectations to the production and with societal expectations
regarding the contribution of organic production to reduce
environmental impact. This will increase the value of the primary
pig production.

 

List of deliverables in pECOSYSTEM

 


Project leader:

John E. Hermansen, AU

Phone and e-mail: 87158017, John.Hermansen@agrsci.dk

 

Project period: 01-01-2014 to 30-06-2017.

 




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