Rahmann, Gerold (2011) Organic animal husbandry needs scientific support. Ecology & Farming, 4-2011, pp. 38-41.
Organic farming is based on the idea of an environmentally-friendly food production system with high animal welfare standards. But in the real world there are many difficulties in reaching these goals. Many problems in animal health and welfare remain unresolved, presenting a challenge for individual producers and the industry as a whole. These inculde: achieving balanced, 100%-organic, feed rations that produce adequate growth rates and high quality products, animal-friendly transport and slaughtering, the sustainable use of local resources and, last but not least, profitability and the efficent use of resources.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Organic animal husbandry, animal health and welfare, feed rations, transport and slaughtering, local resources, profitability, efficent use of resources|
|Subjects:|| Animal husbandry|
Food systems > Markets and trade
|Research affiliation:||Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI > Institute of Organic Farming - OEL|
|Deposited By:||Rahmann, Prof. Dr. Gerold|
|Deposited On:||10 Nov 2011 16:19|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2011 16:19|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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