Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, cattle - DE Bioland 2005

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

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Summary

During the summer cattle must be fed fresh green fodder. Calves should preferably be fed with BIOLAND certified milk during the first 3 months. The feeding of dried grass cobs should be avoided. (Bioland production standards, 4.5.2 Cattle feeding)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard contains further requirements. The feeding of fresh green fodder is not required by the EU Regulation 2092/91 and it does not refer to grass cobs.

Justification

To provide the animals with feed which is appropriate to the species, to ensure BIOLAND quality throughout the whole production chain and to reduce the consumption of energy.

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 > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:691
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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