Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, origin - Demeter International 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Animal fodder, origin - Demeter International 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Brought in feed should originate from Demeter production if possible, certain quantities of feed may come from not fully certified but biodynamic areas and from organically farmed areas. (DI production standards, 5.5.1. Brought in feeds and in conversion feeds; DI production standards, Appendix 7, APP 11 and 12)

Difference

The DI standard is more detailed in this aspect. The EU Regulation 2092/91 requires organic feed and admits feeding of up to 10% brought in feed of conventional origin if this is listed in the corresponding annex and not available in organic quality. Nothing is stated about the percentage of in conversion feed in the daily ration.

Justification

In order to produce high quality products; the quality of the feed influences the quality of the animal product.

EU Regulation

Annex II. Permitted substances for the production of organic foods > Substances for animal husbandry > Feed materials - Annex II C
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:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:574
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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