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Animal fodder, general requirements, poultry - DE Bioland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Hens must be able to take in part of the feed ration (grains) from the litter, the ration must contain roughage and calcareous feed components. Feed for fattening poultry must consist of at least 65% grains. Waterfowl should be given part of the feed ration in a moist form. (Bioland production standards, 4.5.5 Poultry feeding)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard contains further requirements. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not explicitly require grains to be taken up from the litter or a certain percentage of grains to be fed, calcareous feed components or moist feed for waterfowl. However there is the general requirement that the feed shall meet the nutritional and physiological needs of the animals.

Justification

To provide feed appropriate to the species.

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:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:692
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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