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How can we achieve 100% organic diets for pigs and poultry?

Padel, Susanne and Sundrum, Albert (2006) How can we achieve 100% organic diets for pigs and poultry? Poster at: What will organic farming deliver COR 2006, Edinburgh, 18-20 September 2006. [Unpublished]

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The question of quantity and quality of inputs that may be used is of high importance for the development of organic livestock production in light of the current revision of the European regulation on organic food. The paper is based on the EU funded project Organic Revision and presents selected results concerning the question of independence from conventional inputs in relation to organic feed. Fundamental differences in the structure and in the relationship between input and output lead to completely different agro-ecosystems. This limits the relevance of recommendations derived form nutritional research in conventional systems for organic animal husbandry. The limitation of protein supply in organic systems represents not only a challenge but also an opportunity for improved quality. It is possible to formulate diets for pigs and poultry with only organic ingredients, although availability of protein can be problematic. Farmers can adopt a range of measures to reduce the demand for high quality protein sources in the diet of pigs and poultry.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic rations, animal nutrition, feeding strategies
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Research affiliation: European Union > Organic Revision
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
Related Links:http://organic-revision.org
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:8956
Deposited On:21 Jul 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Submitted for peer-review but not yet accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The conference proceedings will be published in 2006

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