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Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Pigs

By R. X. Buckley

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Format: Hardcover, 322 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 27 February 2007
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 goes 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.

Table of Contents

1: Description and Background2: Aims and Principles of Organic Pig Production3: Elements of Pig Nutrition4: Approved Ingredients for Organic Diets5: Diets for Organic Pig Production6: Choosing the Right Breed and Strain of Pig7: Integrating Feeding Programs into Organic Production Systems8: Conclusions and Recommendations for the Future"

About the Author

Professor Robert Blair is a recognized expert in animal nutrition and feeding, having served as a Principal Scientific Officer with the UK Agricultural Research Council; Director of Nutrition with Swift Canadian Company; Professor of Animal Science and Director, Prairie Swine Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; and Professor and Head (later Professor Emeritus), Department of Animal Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Professor Blair is a Past-President and Board Member of the World Association for Animal Production, Rome, Italy; Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada; and a former Editor-in-Chief , Animal Feed Science and Technology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently he serves as a member of the International Expert Panel, International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, Tjele, Denmark and as a member of the Expert Database, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Parma, Italy.


"This book addresses these aspects in a comprehensive, informative, and well documented way...this is a really timely book." "This textbook outlines in detail the current scientific knowledge of how swine should be fed according to organic principles and addresses all of the relevant issues in a comprehensive, informative and well-researched way." "[R]ecommended to all those farmers, students, teachers and advisors dealing with organic pig farming."

EAN: 9781845931919
ISBN: 1845931912
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Dimensions: 25.1 x 18.03 x 2.54 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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