Institute of

Organic Farming

Working Group Pig & Poultry

Monogatrics in Organic Farming

In organic agriculture, meat production is least-developed. The most important problem is the high nutrient requirement of monogastric livestock like pigs and poultry concerning economic performance and marketable carcass and meat qualities.

Projects mainly focus on the examination of suitable genotypes and diets of 100 % organic origin (genotype-environment-interaction) concerning product and process qualities to improve the production systems and the profile of organic agriculture.

Our practical research helps to develop environment- and animal-friendly, low-loss and profitable production systems which guarantee marketable carcass and meat qualities based on genotypes and diets of 100% organic origin.