Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - DK Governmental Guidelines 2006

Jespersen, Lizzie Melby (2006) Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - DK Governmental Guidelines 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats) shall be fed 100 % organic feed whith a maximum of 30 % in-conversion feed or 60 % in-conversion feed if it comes from own farm according to the DK Governmental Guidelines on Organic Agricultural Production, 2006, table 4.4.

Difference

According to the DK Governmental Guidelines on Organic Agricultural Production, October 2006, Table 4.4: Requirements of the daily feed ration in DM/animal/day, it is not allowed to feed conventional feed products to ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats), while the EU Regulation 2092/91 as amendended by EU Regulation 1294/2005, allows 5% conventional feed to ruminants during the period from 25 August 2005 to 31 December 2007.

Justification

A study carried out in Denmark showed that it is possible to feed ruminants with 100 % organic and in-conversion feedstuffs, so the allowance of 5 % conventional feed in the feed ration for herbivores until 31. December 2007 only applies to horses in Denmark. Consumers expect that animals used for organic food production are fed 100 % with organic feed products.

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 > Denmark > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:1186
Deposited By:Mrs. Lizzie Melby Jespersen
Deposited On:14 Nov 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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