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Record number 338315
Title Effect van mengen en verplaatsen op de gezondheid van biologische biggen
Author(s) Vermeer, H.M.; Altena, H.; Spoolder, H.A.M.; Binnendijk, G.P.
Source onbekend : Praktijkonderzoek Veehouderij (PV) (PraktijkRapport / Animal Sciences Group, Praktijkonderzoek : Varkens ) - 16
Department(s) Research Institute for Animal Husbandry
WIAS
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) biologische landbouw - varkenshouderij - biggenproductie - varkensstallen - kraamstallen - kraamhokken - organic farming - pig farming - piglet production - pig housing - farrowing houses - farrowing pens
Categories Animal Housing, Management and Care
Abstract Time of mixing and relocation was examined in 60 litters to improve health, daily gain and welfare of just weaned organic piglets. Mixing two weeks before weaning did not improve the results compared to mixing at weaning. Leaving the pigs in the farrowing pen after weaning did not improve the results compared to relocating them to a specific rearing pen. All piglets were kept in groups of 30. Labour reduction and efficient use of the housing facilities may be the main reason to choose for the “not moving” option. The expected results may be met in smaller groups of 10 in stead of the group size of 30 in this experiment.
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