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Recommendations for Vitamin B2 supplements in organic slow-growing broilers (RELACS Practice abstract)

{Tool} Recommendations for Vitamin B2 supplements in organic slow-growing broilers (RELACS Practice abstract). Creator(s): Quander-Stoll, Nele and Leiber, Florian. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, IFOAM Organics Europe. RELACS Practice abstract, no. 06. (2021)

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Summary

In this practice abstract, the four different controlled feeding trials using two riboflavin products at different concentrations showed that the newly available riboflavin product EcoVit R is equally suitable as the conventional one (Cuxavit); and that slow-growing broilers need less riboflavin than the currently recommended amounts for conventional broilers (Blum et al., 2015). Feed supplementation for organic slow-growing broilers is provided at 4.0 mg Vit B2/kg feed.
The practice abstract is recommended for organic farms raising slow-growing broiler chickens.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Adequate supply of vitamin B2 vitamins according to their needs is essential for well-being and health.
What problem does the tool address?:In organic poultry farming, feed supplements, such as vitamin B2(riboflavin)should be GMO-free. A supply shortage of GMO-free riboflavin in the past made a new product appear on the market (EcoVit R), which is more expensive than previous products.
What solution does the tool offer?:An update of the requirements and recommendations for riboflavin in organic slow-growing broilers is needed to explore the potential of reducing the amount of riboflavin, thus reducing feed costs while ensuring animal health and welfare.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:animal husbandry, animal production, poultry, broiler chickens, animal nutrition, vitamins
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
English
poultry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6145
English
broiler chickens
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_9435
English
animal nutrition
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27925
English
vitamins
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8274
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > RELACS
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal nutrition
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Poultry
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:773431
Related Links:https://relacs-project.eu/resources/practical-guidelines/, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/de/tool/39805, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/252105650035410, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1391679423397642242
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:39805
Deposited On:04 May 2021 12:12
Last Modified:18 Jun 2021 08:58
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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