Performance of organic and low input livestock systems: a matter of sound design?

H.A.M. Spoolder, B. Biavati, F.H.M. Borgsteede, D. Davies, P. Klocke, V. Maurer, P. Nagel, P. Nicholas, M.M. van Krimpen, H.E. Mejer, M. Modesto, G.P. Strozzi, S.M. Thamsborg, H.M. Vermeer, J. Wagenaar, W. Zollitsch, A. Sundrum

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A range of challenges associated with organic and other ‘low input’ (especially outdoor) livestock production systems have been identified. These include the need to identify alternative approaches for the control of parasites and gastrointestinal diseases to further reduce veterinary medicine use and antibiotic/anthelmintic resistance development. QLIF workshop 3 will summarise the fourth year’s results of the livestock subproject (SP4) of the QualityLowInputFood IP. At the same time, it will contribute to the discussion on how organic livestock farming systems are being evaluated: by their design (input) or by their performance (output). This paper summarises QLIF results from SP4 in the context of current scientific knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16Th IFOAM organic World congress, Modena, Italy, 18 - 20 June, 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event16Th IFOAM organic World congress, Modena, Italy -
Duration: 16 Jun 200820 Jun 2008


Conference16Th IFOAM organic World congress, Modena, Italy


  • organic farming
  • animal husbandry
  • animal health
  • pigs
  • rodent control
  • ascaris suum
  • oesophagostomum dentatum

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