Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, origin - Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Animal fodder, origin - Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Purchased animal feed must come with preference from NATURLAND certified or equivalent sources. In case of non-availability the admissible percentages of feeding stuffs from conventional origin are 10% for ruminants and 15% for pigs and poultry, if the products are to be marketed with reference to organic production. Otherwise the corresponding percentages of the EU Regulation apply. Only those feeding stuffs listed in the corresponding annexes can be used. (NL standards on production, Part B.II.2.Feeding: 2.1 General requirements, 2.4. Pigs, 2.5. Poultry Appendix 3), 2.Feeding)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard contains further restrictions with a lower percentage of conventional feed components for pigs and poultry. According to the EU Regulation 2092/91 pigs and poultry can be fed with up to 20% conventional feeding stuff (until 31.12.2005), if the requested organic feed components are not available. This appies to any livestock producer, regardless of the labelling of the product. The NATURLAND list of admissible feeding stuffs of conventional origin is less extensive and includes an indication of which feeding stuff can be used for which type of animal, (i.e. cereals and legume crops are excluded, fish is limited to the feeding of young poultry))

Justification

Feeding stuffs that are in general not available in organic quality, or that are considered as problematical (such as soy bean) are excluded from the list to ensure the innocuousness and organic quality throughout the entire production chain.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed materials - Annex II C
Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed additives, other substances used in animal nutrition/feedingstuff - Annex II D
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 > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:372
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:26 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:05

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