A new RELACS best practice: reducing Vitamin B2 supplementation in laying hens in organic systems (IT)


The RELACS project , which seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems,

has published its second Practice Abstract, focusing on the reduction of Vitamin B2 supplementation in laying hens in organic systems (link is external). A Practice Abstract contains practical guidelines for different actors of the food and farming system to solve a given problem, in this case farmers and feed mills.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) from GMO-free sources is a necessary supplement in organic poultry feeding. Recently a serious delivery gap occurred, unveiling the need to develop new ways of GMO-free Vitamin B2 production.

The RELACS project partners  decided to go one step further and explore the idea of decreasing the recommended levels of Vitamin B2 supplementation for various types of animals. This would reduce feed production costs and dependency on external sources simultaneously.

 The document can be downloaded HERE

Source: IFOAM EU