Animal production and feeding

W. Sukkel, M. Hommes

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    Abstract

    Organic livestock farmers will try to accommodate the natural needs and behaviour of their animals as much as possible. They pay extra attention to animal health and welfare, but also set high standards for housing, outside access and feed. Dutch researchers are looking for practical solutions to the problems that currently limit the sustainability and growth of organic animal production. The ultimate objective of current research is to ensure that Dutch organic dairy farms use organic rations made up of locally or regionally produced raw materials, and that they supply manure for the production of these raw materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch on organic agriculture in the Netherlands : organisation, methodology and results
    EditorsW. Sukkel, M. Hommes
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherWageningen UR
    Pages78-85
    Number of pages120
    ISBN (Print)9789085854036
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • animal welfare
    • pig farming
    • poultry farming
    • dairy farming
    • animal manures
    • animal nutrition
    • cycling
    • goat keeping
    • animal housing
    • fertilizer application
    • pig manure

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    Sukkel, W., & Hommes, M. (2009). Animal production and feeding. In W. Sukkel, & M. Hommes (Eds.), Research on organic agriculture in the Netherlands : organisation, methodology and results (pp. 78-85). Wageningen UR. https://edepot.wur.nl/15384