Feeding organic pigs: a handbook of raw materials and recommendations for feeding practice

The project “Organic Farm Knowledge” has published a handbook, produced by Professor Sandra Edwards, School of Agriculture Food & Rural Development, University of Newcastle,  dedicated to raw materials and recommendations for pig feeding practices.

The formulation of a pigs diet has become extremely sophisticated, and accounts for 70-80% of the cost of pig production. Organic farming requires an integrated, whole-farm approach to food production which takes into account of sustainability, environmental and animal welfare considerations.


Organic food consumption has measurable benefits on human health: the results of a review

Consumption of organic foods continues to increase around the globe, and many choose organic for its health benefits. A recent review published in the journal Nutrients(link is external) shows that increased organic food consumption is associated with fewer incidences of infertility, birth defects, pre-eclampsia, allergies, middle ear infections in children, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke.


Foraging organic pigs: contribution of protein-rich fodder to finish pigs

Carl Sheard is an organic pig farmer (45 sows) in the Pays de La Loire region of France. He is experimenting a system of outdoor fattening using various combinations of forage crops. In the OK-Net Ecofeed project, a trial began at his farm this autumn 2019. The aim is to provide a diverse range of mixed forage crops throughout the year and evaluate the interest of pig foraging in fattening/finishing. The expected results are to reduce the amount of concentrate feeding and improve the nutritional quality of carcasses.


Switzerland: a scientific conference on "Evolving agriculture and food - Perspectives in biodynamic research"

A new biannual conference will gather academics, scholars, PhD students, graduate students, farmer-researchers and action researchers from around the world to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in biodynamic agriculture, moreover discussing related fields such as agroecology and food and nutrition, dedicating significant attention also to new and alternative researching methods.

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