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Cover for Pig breeding.

This chapter presents a brief background on the global pig sector and pig-meat value chains. Topics focused on the breeding objectives, pig breeds and lines, genetic improvement strategies for pigs (for both large-scale and smallholder systems) and use of pig reproductive technologies. The final...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry.

In this chapter the factors that can cause meat quality problems during handling and transport of meat animals were discussed as well as on the importance of low-stress handling to maintain meat quality. Topics that were also given emphasis includes how on-farm conditions have an effect on meat...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Consumer demand for animal welfare products.

Modern agricultural practices have increased the efficiency of food production with a decrease in their cost and prices for consumers. However, to some extent this has been detrimental to the ethical way in which livestock are treated, particularly in more intensive production systems. On the...

Author(s)
Akaichi, F.; Revoredo-Giha, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport of pigs.

Transport stress is both an animal welfare issue, resulting in animal losses and fatigued animals at slaughter, and a meat quality issue, resulting in carcass depreciation and meat quality defects. Both issues may result in significant economic losses for the industry. The welfare of pigs during...

Author(s)
Faucitano, L.; Lambooij, E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transport of market pigs: improvements in welfare and economics.

Transportation losses are concerns as they relate to swine welfare and economics. Different vehicle styles are used globally, and vehicle choices are based on the number of animals to be transported, regional weather conditions, facilities, laws and professional judgement. Transportation for the...

Author(s)
Garcia, A.; Johnson, A. K.; Ritter, M. J.; Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S.; McGlone, J. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The slaughter of farmed animals: practical ways of enhancing animal welfare.

This book contains 18 chapters that discuss welfare issues at slaughter; tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter; conditioning of animals an arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage; bruising in cattle; behavioural...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book
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Cover for Nutrition and feeding of organic pigs.

This second edition book discusses the advices on nutrition and feeding practices that relate to the standards for certification of organic pigs and the production of organic pork; on how appropriate diet can be formulated and how feeding programmes can be integrated into an organic production...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction and background.

This publication presents guidelines on nutrition and feeding practices that relate to the standards for certification of organic pigs and the production of organic pork. Details on permitted feed ingredients and suitable dietary formulations are included, with an emphasis on those grown or...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aims and principles of organic pig production.

This chapter describes the regulatory, economic, characteristics and management aspects of organic pigmeat production in different countries.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Choosing the right breed and strain of pig.

This chapter describes the desirable reproductive and productive performance traits of different pig breeds that are suitable under organic farming conditions.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
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