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Title Feeding of organic pigs in consideration of fat quality requirements and 100 % organic feeding
Title Original Fütterung von Bioschweinen unter Berücksichtigung der Fettqualitätsanforderungen und einer 100%-Biofütterung
Official Acronym Bioschwein100.0
FiBL project number 55265

The aim of the project is to investigate the problem of a completely organic feeding of pigs in regard to pig rearing, nutrient efficiency, carcass and product quality, and to find proper solutions for feeding and product processing. For this reason, a feeding trial in piglets with 100 % organic feed is carried out on farm. At Agroscope in Posieux, three different feeding strategies (with 100 % organic feed) are tested in a fattening trial and compared with the current standard (95 % organic feed). All parameters of fattening performance and carcass quality are examined, especially the fat quality. The pigs will be slaughtered and cut in Posieux, and further processed at ABZ Spiez, a training centre for Swiss meat industry. All relevant physical and chemical parameters of the product quality and durability are examined there. Two types of production are evaluated by the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) in a sensory panel and a consumer test. That way, the suitability of the testing feed can be evaluated with keeping in mind the animal performance, carcass quality and processing as well as the customers’ acceptance. The most suitable feedstuff will then be examined by SUISAG (corporation for services in pig production) in Sempach for "genotype X feed" interactions.

Project status ongoing
Start of project 01.03.2017
End of project 31.10.2020
Financing/ Donor
  • Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft
(Research) Programme
  • Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) – Research, training and innovation
Project partners
  • Agroscope:
    Peter Stoll
    Helena Stoffers
    Dr. Martin Scheeder
    Dr. Andreas Hofer
  • HAFL:
    Prof. Diana Hartig Hugelshofer

Project Advisory Board

Branche: Bio Suisse, BLW, Proviane, Micarna, Bell, VSF, IGBSS, Futtermühlen

FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Projektleitung, Koordination, Fütterungsversuche Ferkel, Beteiligung an den Verarbeitungsversuchen und der Konsumentenstudie

Research area
Date modified 27.05.2019
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