Denmark: handbook on organic pig production published

31-01-2011 | | |

A new publication has appeared in Denmark giving in-depth information about the organic pig farming.

Although the organic pig farmers in Denmark belong to a minority, it is very dynamic, sector. The farmers themselves are very enthusiastic to carry out different ways to practice their production.

Along with this the research and the advising organisation too show the sector a great interest. This means that there exist quiet a big volume of results, experiences and legislation about organic pig production in Denmark. Most of it now is available from the homepage.

The content of the book, called Rådgivning, Økologisk svineproduktion, is literature written by different authors during approximately the last ten years. It is organised in 14 chapters: Introduction – How to start – Legislation – Behaviour – Area and environment – Stables, fields and huts, Feed – Water – Breeding – Health and sickness – Management – Economy – Projects – Others.

The Handbook is edited by Knowledge Centre of Agriculture, The Organic Department, Skejby and financial supported by the Pig Research Centre, Copenhagen (both part of the Danish Agriculture & Food Council). The aim is that everyone with interest in organic pig production will find valuable information here, whenever the reader is established farmers, potential farmers, staff or students.

Also conventional farmers with an outdoor pig production can find inspiration in most the literature provided. For now, the book is only available in Danish.

ter Beek
Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world