Sows-Gilts Stocking Rates and Their Environmental Impact in Rotationally Managed Bermudagrass Paddocks

Pietrosemoli Castagni, Silvana and Green, James T. and Villamide Díaz, María Jesús (2020). Sows-Gilts Stocking Rates and Their Environmental Impact in Rotationally Managed Bermudagrass Paddocks. "Animals", v. 10 (n. 6); p. 1046. ISSN 2076-2615. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061046.

Description

Title: Sows-Gilts Stocking Rates and Their Environmental Impact in Rotationally Managed Bermudagrass Paddocks
Author/s:
  • Pietrosemoli Castagni, Silvana
  • Green, James T.
  • Villamide Díaz, María Jesús
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Animals
Date: June 2020
ISSN: 2076-2615
Volume: 10
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: bermudagrass; sows-gilts; stocking rate; ground cover; soil nutrients; pasture-based pig systems; outdoor pig systems; grazing pigs
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Producción Agraria
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (4MB) | Preview

Abstract

Ground cover maintenance and nutrients management are key elements to reduce the environmental impact of outdoor swine production. The objective of this study was to determine the effcts of sows-gilts stocking rates on vegetative ground cover and soil nutrient concentrations in rotationally stocked bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L. Pers) pastures. Three stocking rates (10, 15 and 25 sows-gilts ha-1) were compared during three 8-week grazing periods. Increasing the stocking rate from 10 to 25 sows-gilts ha-1 decreased the ground cover of the paddocks from 65 to 48%, and increased soil nutrient concentrations (ammonium 47%; nitrate 129%; phosphorus 53%; zinc 84%; and copper 29%).

More information

Item ID: 63153
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63153/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63153
DOI: 10.3390/ani10061046
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061046
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 08 Sep 2020 09:14
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 09:47
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM