Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, general requirements - AT Bio Austria Special Market Rules 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2007) Animal fodder, general requirements - AT Bio Austria Special Market Rules 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Organic farms which deliver products to a “Bio Austria Marketing Project” have to fulfil further feeding restrictions in addition to the general rules. Conventional feed is not permitted, with two exceptions; sugar beet pulp and molasses as a binding agent up to 10 % of additionally purchased organic feed. (Because in this case the self-made basic feed and the added ready-made feed are not calculated the part of this feed is really small.)

Difference

The Bio Austria Special Market Rules 2006 contain further restrictions with regard to the permitted amount of some feed. The BA Special Market Rules 2006 allow only sugar beet pulp and molasses (only as binding agent) as conventional feed from the list of annex II C of the EU Regulation 2092/91. The permitted amount of this feed is limited too. It is related to additional purchased single feed material from organic farming and may only be used in connection to those. Because the roughage and the ready-made organic feed (organic mixed fodder) can not be a basis for calculation, the use of these two feeds is reduced to less than 5 % (which is the current maximum for conventional feed).

Justification

The main reason for the reduction is to create high consumer confidence. Another reason is to minimise the risks of GMO contamination.

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 > Austria > Bio Austria Market rules
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:879
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:08 Jan 2007
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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