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Producing or purchasing feed usually accounts for more than 50 % of costs in organic monogastric production. Growing and manufacturing on-farm feedstuffs can therefore be an important way to reduce costs for farmers. The ration design of organic feed not only takes economic criteria into account, but also ecological and ethical criteria. It therefore differs from the conventional approach and must be specially designed for organic conditions.
To produce an appropriate feed, farmers need to:
Database and calculation tools can provide very important information and services to help the farmers achieve this.
|Title||Issuing organisation||Year of release||Rating|
|Feed in organic production||Swedish board of Agriculture||2016|
|Feeding pigs in organic farming||2014|
|Feeding pigs: effect of silage (OK-Net Ecofeed Video)||2019||5 (2)|
|Foraging sows on high-protein grassland||2018|
|Fulfilling 100 % organic poultry diets: roughage and foraging from the range||2015|
|Grass protein - a golden chance to improve organic farming||SEGES||2018|
|Improving health and welfare of pigs - A handbook for organic pig farmers||2015|
|Maize and beans – Organic roughage with benefits?||2016|
|Poultry feeding in organic farming||2015|
|Proteins from organically grown green crops are promising poultry feed||2014|
|Rotating pasture for pregnant sows (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)||2019|
|Roughage for organic laying hens||2009|
|Silage feeding for laying hens (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)||2019|
|Soybean processing technology||2014|
|Using local raw material for broiler feed in organic farming||2016|
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