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Part 1, Free Access Gestation Sow Systems From Denmark August of 2008, Dr. Anna Johnson, Iowa State University, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA. ...

Part 1, Free Access Gestation Sow Systems From Denmark August of 2008, Dr. Anna Johnson, Iowa State University, from the 2009 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28 - 29, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

Proper animal husbandry continues to be a major issue in the pork industry and is essential to maintain the trust of consumers. She will discuss proper animal handling techniques and animal husbandry. Anna will also share her experience with new sow housing techniques seen on her trip to Denmark in August 2008.

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  • Free access gestation sow systems from Denmark, 2008 Thursday 29 th January 2009 IPPA: Sow Housing and Well-Being Seminar Anna Johnson [email_address] (515) 294-2098
  • Cover today
    • Denmark – some facts
    • Objectives of the trip / who went
    • Who is Denmark?
    • EU and Danish legislation
    • Breeding ideas for the sow
    • Gestating system; free access
    • Take away notes
  • Objectives of the trip
    • See and talk with producers who are using the free access stall
    • Understand what features work and have been challenging in the system
    • Talk with swine veterinarians and extension personnel
    • Note: measurements and dimensions are Danish / EU requirements and by no means should dictate what we in the U.S. should be thinking of doing
  • 1. John Vossberg, IPPA President -Elect 2. Bill Tentinger, IPPA Vice President of Market Development 3. Colin Johnson, ISU swine specialist 4. Tim Bierman, National Pork Board Vice President (IPPA Animal Health and Welfare Committee) 6. Sherrie Niekamp, NPB staff 7. Eugene Ver Steeg, Chairman Animal Health and Welfare Committee (IPPA) & a past IPPA president 8. Jeff Schnell, IPPA staff, Public Policy Director
  • Welcome to Denmark
    • 5.4 million people
    • 62% of Denmark's total area is cultivated (16, 000 sq miles)
    • Crops: wheat, barley rape
    • Agricultural export:
      • 8.3 billion euro ($1.4 billion)
      • 12 % of total Danish export
    • Average annual increase in productivity since 1990: 8%
  • Basic facts of Danish agricultural production
    • 46.000 farms (vs. 140.200 in 1970)
    • Average farm size: 56 hectare ( 132 acres) vs. 21 hec. in 1970)
    • Produce food for 15 m people (export 2/3)
    • Full-time employees in primary farming: 67,000
    • Full-time employees in the food industry: 52,000
  • Danish Agriculture, Characteristics
    • The farmer owns and operates his farm himself
    • Compulsory training and education scheme with diploma
    • Strong farmers’ organisations
    • Farmers own and manage advisory service
    • Advisory service fully paid by farmers being the users
    • Commercial co-operative structure means that the farmers own the processing and marketing companies for the main products
  • Production costs 1 EUR = DKK 7.46 = 0.17 U.S. DOLLAR
  • Pig production in Denmark
  • Agricultural export 2007
  • Agricultural export 2007
  • Danish pigmeat exports By Value in 2006
  • Herd size (sows) Increasing herd size