Organic Rules and Certification

Milk for offspings - SE KRAV 2006

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

Find additional information in attached files:

[img]PDF
1023Kb
[img]PDF
1023Kb

Summary

Calves, lambs and kids should be allowed to suckle for at least the full colostrum period and then get their own kind of animals unprocessed KRAV-certified milk. Organic milk from other species can be used for motherless animals. If that is not possible unprocessed conventional milk can be used. In emergencies milk powder can be used, but if this is more then 30% of the daily feed intake a 12 month conversion time is required. The producer has to document all use of milk from other species, conventional milk and milk substitutes. Calves which do not suckle should be given the opportunity to suck in a natural position through an artificial teat (KRAV standards paragraph 5.3.16 – 5.3.18).

Difference

EU Regulation 2092/91 Annex 1 paragraph 4.5 states that the feeding of young mammals must be based on natural milk, preferably maternal milk, though there are no requirements that animals should suckle. The KRAV standards require organic milk, in the normal case from the own species. The first days of suckling are important as the offspring gets the mothers micro flora together with the milk. That gives a protection against diseases.

Justification

The requirement that calves shall suckle in a natural position even if hand reared is based on research showing that the milk ends up in the right stomach when suckling from above instead of drinking from a bucket below.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal husbandry, management, transport, identification of livestock products/slaughter - Annex I B6
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
Animal husbandry > Animal health management
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1134
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

Archive Staff Only: edit this record