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Animal fodder, roughage requirement - Nature et Progres Standards 2002

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

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Summary

A minimum proportion of the dry matter in daily rations of herbivores has to consist of roughage, fresh or dried fodder : 80% for cattle, 70% for sheeps and goats.

Difference

Nature et Progres standards require at least 70 % of roughage, fresh or dried fodder in the ration of sheeps and goats, and 80% in the ration of cattle, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 only requires 60 % for all herbivores, or 50 % under certain conditions.

Justification

This requirement is to satisfy the physiological needs of ruminants which need a certain amount of fibres to have good digestion.

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
Principle of health
ID Code:127
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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