Organic animal production has increased rapidly in recent years to keep up with the increasing consumer demand for organic meats. There are many guidelines and restrictions on what go into the feedstuffs of organically farmed animals, from which difficulties arise when trying to ensure a well balanced nutritious diet without the use of any supplements. The first comprehensive text on feeding organic pigs, this book presents advice on formulating appropriate diets and integrating them into organic pig production systems. It outlines the international standards of organic feeding, the breeds of pig that are most suitable for organic farming, up to date information on the nutritional requirements of pigs, and examples of diets formulated to organic standards.
This book addresses these aspects in a ciomprehensive, informative, and well documented way...this is a really timely book Dr John Erik Hermansen, Livestock Science 112 (2007) ...recommended to all those farmers, students, teachers and advisors dealing with organic pig farming Andreas Berk, Animal Feed Science and Technology (2007) 05 029 This textbook outlines in detail the current scientific knowledge of how swine should be fed according to organic priniciples and addresses all of the relevant issues in a comprehensive, informative and well-researched way
Prof. InKee Paik, Asian-Australian Journal of Animal Science Vol 21, No2