Due to the request for using entirely organically produced feed for livestock by 31st December 2017, there is a need to explore and evaluate the practical possibilities in doing that from a production and animal welfare point of view. Thus, the CORE Organic II project ICOPP was initiated to suggest economical viable feeding strategies based on 100 % organic feed across Europe, which will supply poultry and pigs the required level of nutrients in different phases of production and support high animal health and welfare. In order to evaluate the availability of feeds across Europe, existing literature and relevant statistical data on organic feed is compiled in this book. Information sources for protein contents of key crops as well as existing data on protein demand of pigs and poultry for the feeding calculations were investigated. Based on these data the balance between feed supply and feed demand was calculated in terms of dry matter, energy, crude protein and essential amino acids.
ICOPP is the acronym of the project ”Improved Contribution of local feed to support 100 % Organic feed supply to Pigs and Poultry” which ran from 2011 to 2014. It was funded through the European CORE Organic II ERA-net programme to support organic research, and led by Aarhus University in Denmark with 13 partners across 10 EU countries.
|Authors||Barbara Früh, Bernhard Schlatter, Anne Isensee, Veronika Maurer and Helga Willer|
|Year of publication||2015|