Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, roughage requirement, ruminants - PL Ekoland Standards 2005

Tyburski, Jozef (2006) Animal fodder, roughage requirement, ruminants - PL Ekoland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Daily ratio for all ruminants must comprise at least 60% of roughage (calculated on a dry matter basis). Calves must be offered roughage from the second week of their life.(4.4.4. - 4.4.5)

Difference

The EU Regulation 2092/91 allows for animals in a dairy production reduction to 50% of roughage for 3 months in early lactation. The offer of roughage to calves is not required by the Regulation.

Justification

All ruminants need roughage for a good digestion. The same goes for calves, for development of their stomach early access to roughage is necessary.

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 > Poland > Ekoland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:976
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:02 May 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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