Challenges of EU organic poultry feed requirements

Challenges of EU organic poultry feed requirements

With the allowance of 5 percent conventional ingredients in organic feeds, the absence of organic amino acid availability is proving an insurmountable obstacle.

In the early days of the European organic movement, it was realized that organic raw materials alone could not entirely satisfy the nutrient requirements of livestock, so a dozen officials sat in a room armed with lists of conventional raw materials, and they selected those conventional ingredients that could be used in organic feeds.