Analysis of the Sustainability of Fattening Systems for Iberian Traditional Pig Production through a Technical and Environmental Approach
Perea, José Manuel
At present, two types of fattening are carried out in Iberian traditional pig production. The montanera is the fattening system where fatteners are fed on acorns and pasture in the dehesa, and cebo de campo is the fattening where the pigs are fed on compound feed and natural resources, mainly pasture. The aim of this paper is to analyze Iberian fattening production from an economic and environmental approach in order to identify fattening strategies to increase the sustainability of this traditional livestock activity. Based on technical-economic and environmental variables, the differences between Iberian farms according to the types of fattening were determined using discriminant analysis techniques. The model based on environmental variables showed a greater predictive ability than that found in the model based on technical-economic variables. Consequently, environmental variables can be used as reference points to classify the Iberian farms according to the type of fattening. Furthermore, canonical correlation analysis allowed to study the relationships between both sets of variables, showing that environmental values had a strong correlation with technical-economic variables. The results of this study show that it is possible to improve the sustainability of Iberian traditional pig production through fattening strategies in both types of fattening.
636 - Animal husbandry and breeding in general. Livestock rearing. Breeding of domestic animals
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García-Gudiño, Javier, Isabel Blanco-Penedo, Maria Font-i-Furnols, Elena Angón, and José Manuel Perea. 2021. "Analysis Of The Sustainability Of Fattening Systems For Iberian Traditional Pig Production Through A Technical And Environmental Approach". Animals 11 (2): 411. doi:10.3390/ani11020411.
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INIA/Programa Estatal de promoción del talento y su empleabilidad en I+D+I/RTA2013-00063-C03-02/ES/Caracterización y eficiencia de agroecosistemas para una producción de cerdos Ibéricos más sustentable/
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