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Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Concentrates

Crawley, Kenny and van Krimpen, Marinus (editor): Smith, Jo; Gerrard, Catherine L and Sumption, Phil (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, no. 1. Organic Research Centre.

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The main dietary challenge for poultry producers is ensuring that feed fulfills the nutrient requirements of poultry, in particular with regards to protein and the correct amino acid profile. This is a particular challenge for organic poultry producers as the use of synthetic amino acids is not allowed. There has been a derogation from the EU Organic Regulatory Board to allow organic pig and poultry producers to include up to 5% non-organic feed within their rations to assist in meeting the nutritional requirements of the animals. This derogation was due to finish at the end of December 2014 but has now been extended to 31 December 2017 when it will become compulsory under EU Regulations (EC) no 889/2008 to provide all organic livestock with feed derived from 100% organic origins. This guide analyses the potential of locally produced and novel protein sources as viable, alternative feed sources for the organic poultry industry


EPrint Type:Report
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > ICOPP
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
Deposited By: Smith, Dr Jo
ID Code:28089
Deposited On:20 Jan 2015 14:45
Last Modified:20 Jan 2015 14:45
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:ICOPP Technical Note 1.

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