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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Magdalena Tamtoegl (2010): Ermittlung des Arbeitszeitbedarfs unter Berücksichtigung der Mensch-Tier-Beziehung in der biologischen Ferkelproduktion.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Grundlagen der Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 114. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Abstract:
In agricultural production, conventional as well as organic agriculture, labour time is a valuable commodity and reduction of labour time is essential. Due to big structural changes during the past years, a discussion about anonymous animal husbandry and absent animal-care began. Subsequently, the aim of this work is to define specific work processes which are connected with intensive human-animal contact and to consider them in possible labour time saving regimes. The working time requirement as well as the form, number, and character of the interactions with the animal during certain working processes were assessed at one organic piglet production farm. Two digital stopwatches were used. The overall labour time requirement was calculated by self-recording in a working-journal by the farm manager. The overall labour time requirement of the farm is highly affected by routine-work, particularly feeding and watering. The non-frequent work and management has a 28% lower impact on the labour time requirement. During almost all working processes a high percentage of visual observance was documented. Most of the interactions a sow experiences in the course of one run is contributed during feeding and watering. More than 90% of these interactions are of positive character. The proportion of interactions accomplished during non-frequent work is, due to rare performance, quite low. Only 42% of the interactions were classified as positive. However the interactions during non-frequent work account for a big part of tactile interactions. Therefore it would be advantageous for feeding and watering to continue to be performed manually; or if the feeding is automated, control occuring during the active feeding process. Saving potential working time was noticed for the dunging and intersperse working processes. During non-frequent work, technical arrangement, flock-management, and routines are important. Thus, the number of negative interactions can be reduced.

Beurteilende(r): Boxberger Josef

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