Characterization of small swine properties in a metropolitan area of Brazil

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https://doi.org/10.18188/sap.v20i2.26784

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Until this moment, there has been no work in the literature regarding about the pig farming in the Curitiba Metropolitan Area, by this way, this work aims to characterize the swine production in this region. Between November 2017 and December 2018 was developed a descriptive field research with pig farmers in CMA in the state of Paraná, Brazil. The results were obtained by applying a semi structured interview, exchanging with producers regarding sanitary issues and through personal observation. Participated in the survey 62 swine holders distributed in 14 counties in the area. Most of the evaluated properties (51.6%) had up to 10 hectares, 80.6% used only family labor and all analyzed producing facilities combined pig farming with other activities. Of the total, 52.5% had up to 10 pigs, 80.6% practiced full-cycle rearing and 45.2% kept the animals confined in pens. In swine feeding, was more frequently reported the use of corn and leftover food, which were obtained from their own property. It was observated that pig production in Curitiba Metropolitan Area is an activity that plays an economic and social role for small scale farmers. The visited properties, in general, develop pig farming as a subsistence activity, in association with other activities and through family labor.

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Darleny Eliane Garcia Horwat, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Doutoranda do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, UFPR

Paula Teixeira Poltronieri, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Mestranda do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, UFPR

Daiane Cristina Ribeiro Dambroski Nack, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Residente em Patologia Clínica Veterinária, UFPR

Juliana Sperotto Brum, Universidade Federal do Paraná

Professora do Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, UFPR. Coordenadora do Laboratório de Diagnóstico das Doenças dos Suínos. Docente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, UFPR

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22-11-2021

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ELIANE GARCIA HORWAT, D.; TEIXEIRA POLTRONIERI, P.; CRISTINA RIBEIRO DAMBROSKI NACK, D.; SPEROTTO BRUM, J. Characterization of small swine properties in a metropolitan area of Brazil. Scientia Agraria Paranaensis, [S. l.], v. 20, n. 2, 2021. DOI: 10.18188/sap.v20i2.26784. Disponível em: https://e-revista.unioeste.br/index.php/scientiaagraria/article/view/26784. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2021.

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