Stalklimaat en hokgebruik bij gespeende biggen in de biologische varkenshouderij

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    A good indoor climate in houses for weaned piglets is essential for their health and well-being. Little is known about optimal climate systems in organic pig farming. Within this study measurements and observations have been done on 5 organic pig farms and on one experimental farm to advise on optimal climate systems for weaned piglets. Furthermore, model calculations have been done to determine set points for the climate control system. On all farms the climate system could be improved. Problems were mainly related to the effect of the opening to the outside yard on the ventilation pattern inside the room. It is advised to create variation in climate conditions at different locations inside the pen. Offering a nest or a thick layer of straw can increase this variation. This also gives the opportunity for lower room temperatures when compared to regular housed piglets. Healthy, well eating piglets can cope with low temperatures when they have the opportunity to lie at a draught free and warm location.
    Original languageDutch
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherAgrotechnology & Food Innovations
    Number of pages97
    ISBN (Print)9789067547994
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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    NameRapport / Agrotechnology & Food Innovations
    PublisherAgrotechnology & Food Innovations


    • organic farming
    • pig farming
    • piglets
    • animal housing
    • ventilation
    • air conditioning
    • indoor climate

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