Animal health and welfare in organic agriculture by Mette Vaarst

By Mette Vaarst

The speedy progress of natural farming has been among the main notable adjustments in worldwide agriculture in contemporary many years. firstly, extra realization was once paid to the crop aspect of natural platforms, yet that has now replaced and there's larger acceptance of the necessity to comprehend animal healthiness and welfare greater.

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1949) The Organic Front. Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Vaarst, M. (2000a) Landmændenes oplevelse af omlægning til økologisk drift. M. (eds) Vidensyntese om sundhed, velfærd og medicinanvendelse ved omlægning til økologisk mælkeproduktion. DARCOF Report no. 6. Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming, Tjele, pp. 47–64. Vaarst, M. (2000b) Omlægning til økologisk drift set fra dyrlægers og konsulenters synsvinkel. M. (eds) Vidensyntese om sundhed, velfærd og medicinanvendelse ved omlægning til økologisk mælkeproduktion.

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Also in rotation, a further 25% of the olive trees are pruned. Sheep are not permitted to graze this area for 2 years to avoid damaging the regrowth. The ewes are mated naturally. 5 kg of concentrate per day each, and a ‘teaser’ male is introduced to synchronize breeding. 5 per year. Lambs are allowed to suckle uninterrupted for the first 2 months, and are fed ad libitum with an organic concentrate. They are weaned at approximately 22–23 kg, each having consumed 50 kg of concentrate over the rearing period.

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