Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, silage - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Animal fodder, silage - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Silage may account for not more than 50% of dry matter in daily rations of herbivores.


French regulation forbids the use of more than 50% of silage in the annual ration of herbivores whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 does not limit the use of it.


Silage makes for 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, we want 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 > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:30
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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