Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Pigs

Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Pigs

by R X Buckley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845931912

ISBN-13: 9781845931919

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: CAB International North America

Organic animal production has increased rapidly in recent years to keep up with the increasing consumer demand for organic meats. There are many guidelines and restrictions on what go into the feedstuffs of organically farmed animals, from which difficulties arise when trying to ensure a well-balanced nutritious diet without the use of any supplements. The first

Overview

Organic animal production has increased rapidly in recent years to keep up with the increasing consumer demand for organic meats. There are many guidelines and restrictions on what go into the feedstuffs of organically farmed animals, from which difficulties arise when trying to ensure a well-balanced nutritious diet without the use of any supplements. The first comprehensive text on feeding organic pigs, this book presents advice on formulating appropriate diets and integrating them into organic pig production systems. It outlines the international standards of organic feeding, the breeds of pig that are most suitable for organic farming, up to date information on the nutritional requirements of pigs, and examples of diets formulated to organic standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845931919
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Series:
CABI Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Description and Background
Aims and Principles of Organic Pig Production
Elements of Pig Nutrition
Approved Ingredients for Organic Diets
Diets for Organic Pig Production
Choosing the Right Breed and Strain of Pig
Integrating Feeding Programs into Organic Production Systems
Conclusions and Recommendations for the Future

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