Organic pig production research seminar: Pig health and welfare in eco-efficient organic systems

On June 13, 2018, you can get the latest knowledge on how to reduce piglet mortality, improve health and welfare for weaning piglets and growing-finishing pigs, at the same time reducing the environmental impact. Knowledge gaps and research needs will be discussed at the end of the day.

2018.04.06 | Helene Kristensen

The Danish Organic RDD projects, VIPigletspECOSYSTEM and MAFFRA, will present and discuss their final results and give recommendations based on the projects. Furthermore, international researchers are invited as guest speakers to share knowledge on research abroad, related to these topics.

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss current knowledge and identify future research needs in organic pig production. Based on discussions of the day, a synopsis, identifying and prioritizing research needs, will be distributed to the EU-funding bodies.

The overall programme of the day includes presentation of:

  • Early piglet mortality in organic sow herds Improved health and welfare of weaning piglets
  • Improved pen hygiene and welfare for growing-finishing pigs
  • Improved animal welfare without increasing the environmental footprints
  • Future research needs 

The event is relevant for researchers, advisers, veterinarians, teachers, agricultural organisations and others interested in organic pig production. 

Venue: Dronningslund Slot, Slotsgade 8, 9330 Dronninglund, Denmark

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Participation fee: 500 DKK


The research seminar is organised by ICROFS in cooperation with the partners in the Organic RDD projects VIPiglet, pECOSYSTEM and MAFFRA. The event is relevant for researchers, advisers, veterinarians, teachers, agricultural organisations and others interested in organic pig production. The projects are part of the Organic RDD 2 and Organic RDD 2.2 programmes, coordinated by ICROFS (International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems). They have received grants from the Green Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP) under the Environment and Food Ministry.

Agriculture and food