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Animal fodder, silage - FR Nature et Progres Standards 2002

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Animal fodder, silage - FR Nature et Progres Standards 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Silage is forbidden in the ration of herbivores.

Difference

Natures et Progres standards forbid the use of silage for herbivores whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 allows it.

Justification

Silage makes an unbalanced ration, creating bad sanitary conditions for the livestock. It also has a bad influence on the quality of milk products such as cheese or yoghurt. Furthermore in organic farms it is desirable to avoid systems based on maize silage, which is bad for the environment as maize requires a lot of water and leads to long periods of bare soil, and these systems often have short rotations.

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 > France > Nature et Progres
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:116
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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