Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, origin - SE KRAV 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Animal fodder, origin - SE KRAV 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

50% of the feed should be grown on the farm. There are exceptions for small farms (for example 3 cows with off spring or 10 beef cattle or 3 sows with off spring). Cooperation on growing of feed can be done between neighbour farms, there is a need for a cooperation contract. Exceptions can be made special cases (KRAV standards paragraph 5.3.6).

Difference

In EU Regulation 2092/91 Annex 1 paragraph 4.3 requires that 50% of the feed for herbivores should come from the farm itself or if that is not possible be produced in cooperation with other organic farms.

Justification

The KRAV standards cover all animals while EU Regulation 2092/91 covers herbivores. In the KRAV standards pigs should have the possibility to graze and also be provided with roughage during the winter. The KRAV standards make exceptions for small farms were it might be difficult to have the machinery to produce feed of the required kind on the farm.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:1130
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

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