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Title Determine and optimize the carcass fat quality of organic pigs
Title Original Ermittlung und Optimierung der Fettqualität bei Bioschweinen
FiBL project number 55221
Abstract

In organic pig production, it is difficult to stay within the fat score or PUFAs limits that are determined by the buyers due to several conditions. The findings of the study “Sustainable protection of fat quality in fattening pigs” (Scheeder and Müller, 2014) show that the expected and aspired 100% organic feeding concept will increase problems. Bio Suisse discussed the challanges  with representatives of the industry, Bio Suisse and the participants agreed that further trials on organic farms are needed: There need to be more broad-based results to see the effects of a 100% organic feeding concept on PUFAs concentration. Additionally, research is needed to find out if the oxidation stability of the meat can be improved by using food additives with antioxidant properties.

Project status completed
Start of project 01.06.2014
End of project 01.06.2016
Financing/ Donor

Bio Suisse

Project partners
  • Bio Suisse
  • Agroscope
  • Suisag
  • Bell
  • Micarna
Project Advisory Board
  • Agroscope
  • Suisag
FiBL project leader/ contact
Role of FiBL

Koordination, Durchführung

Research area
Themes
Date modified 04.06.2019
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