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Challenges in organic egg-production related to the nutritional quality of foraging material and introduction of 100% organic feeding

Steenfeldt, S. and Hammershøj, M. (2009) Challenges in organic egg-production related to the nutritional quality of foraging material and introduction of 100% organic feeding. Paper at:

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Organc hens have daily access to foraging material and the quality are important for egg-production due to varying contents of amino acids (aa) and dietary fibres (Hammershøj and Steenfeldt, 2005; Steenfeldt et al., 2007). Supplying organic hens with appropriate amounts of protein and aa can become problematic with the introduction of 100% organic feed from 2012. The interest in growing protein sources nationally has increased in Denmark in consideration of the environment. Growing soybeans nationally would reduce import. Present hen genotypes used in organic egg-production have high nutrient-requirement, so using genotypes with lower protein-requirements could have some interesting perspectives.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > QEMP - Integrity and quality of organic meat and egg
Deposited By: Kirkegaard, Lene/LKI
ID Code:18530
Deposited On:31 Mar 2011 13:04
Last Modified:31 Mar 2011 13:04
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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