Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, origin, nomadic livestock - Demeter International 2005

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

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Summary

Nomadic livestock, to be marketed with reference to the Demeter trademark, must be fed with 2/3 fodder from own production. Additional fodder can come from extensively managed areas (not certified). (DI production standards, 5.5.5. Nomadic livestock and summer grazing on uncultivated areas)

Difference

The percentage of home grown fodder required by the DI standards is higher. According to the EU Regulation 2092/91 50% of the feed for herbivores should be produced in the same farming unit or in another cooperating organic farm. This is not required during transhumancy periods.

Justification

The quality of the feed influences the quality of the animal product.

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:Demeter International Standard
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:578
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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