OK-Net EcoFeed

"Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production": final conference of the OK-Net EcoFeed project in January 2021

Save the date: on 25-26 January OK-Net EcoFeed announces the final conference of the project which brings together 4 research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER. The theme will be "Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production".


Save the date – Online conference on sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production

The EU project OK-Net EcoFeed announces its final project conference bringing together four Horizon 2020 projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, FreeBirds and POWER. The joint online conference "Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production" will take place from 25 to 26 January 2021.


Save the date - Conferenza online sulla sostenibilità e il benessere nella produzione biologica di pollame e suini

"OK-Net EcoFeed" annuncia la conferenza finale del progetto che riunisce quattro progetti Horizon 2020: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, FreeBirds e POWER. La conferenza online congiunta "Migliorare la sostenibilità e il benessere nella produzione biologica di pollame e suini" si svolgerà dal 25 al 26 gennaio 2021.


OK-Net Ecofeed project: feeding insects for organic layers

Feeding of insects offers new possibilities to overcome the protein gap in organic farming. This is what the UE OK-Net EcoFeed project presents through a video (which can be seen at this LINK) .


Progetto OK-Net Ecofeed: nutrire con insetti le ovaiole biologiche

L'alimentazione con insetti offre nuove possibilità per superare il divario proteico nell'agricoltura biologica. E’ quanto presenta attraverso un video (che si può vedere a questo LINK ) il progetto UE OK-Net EcoFeed .


OK-Net Ecofeed project: whey for fattening organic pigs

OK-Net Ecofeed has published a new sheet, useful for pig farmers, regarding the use of whey for fattening organic pigs. EU regulations indicate that organic agriculture will be obliged to provide feed derived from 100% organic origin by 2021. To assure the sustainability of the feed supply, the regional feeds and raw materials shall be preferred. It is necessary to look for mutually beneficial collaborations with the organic sector stakeholders, such as the food industry.


Progetto OK-Net Ecofeed: siero di latte per l’ingrasso dei suini biologici

OK-Net Ecofeed ha pubblicato una nuova scheda, utile agli allevatori di suini, riguardante l’utilizzo del siero di latte per il loro ingrasso. I regolamenti dell'UE indicano che l'agricoltura biologica sarà obbligata a fornire alimentazione per gli animali al 100% di origine biologica entro il 2021. Per garantire la sostenibilità dell'approvvigionamento di mangimi, saranno preferiti i mangimi e le materie prime regionali.


OK-Net Ecofeed: rotational grazing for organic pregnant sows to replace protein components

An interesting video of OK-Net Ecofeed project (it can be downloaded HERE) highlights a research on rotational grazing to replace protein components in organic pregnant sows. As approximately 80% of production costs are feed costs, the video shows that it possible to partially replace feed with grazing. Grassland rich in legumes, rotated properly with paddocks can help to replace some supplied feed and therefore decrease production costs.


OK-Net Ecofeed: rotazione del pascolo per scrofe biologiche gravide come sostituto della componente proteica

Un interessante video del progetto OK-Net Ecofeed (che è possibile scaricare QUI) fa il punto sulla possibilità di sostituire le componenti dell'alimentazione proteica con un pascolo appropriato per quanto riguarda le scrofe allevate con il sistema biologico. Il problema sorge per i costi elevati dell’alimentazione, che raggiungono circa l'80% dei costi di produzione.


Focus on the amino acid content of energy feedstuff components (OK-Net Ecofeed Practice Abstract)

Switching poultry rations from 95 % to 100 % organic feed can lead to a reduction in the use of home-grown and regional feed. Currently, conventional maize gluten and conventional potato protein are replaced by organic oilcake (soya, sunflower, rapeseed, sesame). Oilcake has a comparatively low content of important amino acids such as methionine and so higher proportions of oilcake must be used. This can lead to further reductions in the use of regionally produced and home-grown feed components such as cereals.


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