Organic Rules and Certification

Milk for offsprings - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Milk for offsprings - CH Bio Suisse Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Young mammals must be fed with natural milk, preferably mother's milk. All mammals must be fed with natural milk during a minimum period of time.

Difference

BIO SUISSE and EU Regulation 2092/91 regulate the feeding of milk similarly. BIO SUISSE is less strict for the duration of feeding milk for the species sheep and goats (only 35 days compared to 45 days for sheep and goat in the EU Regulation).

Justification

The immune system of the young mammals is strengthened by antibodies contained in the mothers milk. Via interaction of the young mammals with the udder the immune system of the mother may even respond to infections of the young animals and release adequate antibodies with the milk.

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 > Switzerland > BIO SUISSE
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:519
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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