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Olsson, Lina, 2010. Is the modern pig suited for organic production environments?. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics

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Abstract

With a starting point in the legislation for organic production set up by the Swedish
certification organization KRAV, the reasons to why these regulations are important is
explained and how pigs are affected by these rules. The study also shows how well the pigs
cope in the organic environment considering the origin of the genetic material; from the
conventional pig population. The conclusion is that pigs do function fairly well in the organic
production environment and the traits affecting their functionality involve: mothering
abilities, strong legs, good meat quality, good sow durability and longevity, capacity to eat
much roughage and dark skin color. There are however still many ways of improving the
organic population of pigs to make them more adjusted to the organic environment; for
example different traits brought into the breeding goals and the choice of good parent animals.

Main title:Is the modern pig suited for organic production environments?
Authors:Olsson, Lina
Supervisor:Wallenbeck, Anna
Examiner:Lundeheim, Nils
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för husdjursgenetik
Volume/Sequential designation:324
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VY001 Agricultural Science Programme - Animal Science 270 HEC
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Keywords:Egenskaper, Ekologisk, Gris, Organic, Pig, Traits, Qualities
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-6-292
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-6-292
Subjects:Agricultural structures
Language:English
Deposited On:21 Jun 2010 11:21
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:14

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