27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

27 March 2018
CFE Hedge event at Elm Farm

Make hedge management work for your business & the environment



14 February 2018
Organic sector booming worldwide

57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

Derogations on young poultry and protein feed to continue

Category: News
17 September 2014

Derogations to allow non-organic pullets and 5% non-organic feed extended to 31 December 2017

The derogation from the EU Organic Regulatory Board to allow organic pig and poultry producers to include up to 5% non-organic feed within their rations was due to finish at the end of December 2014. From then on all producers would have been required to feed monogastric animals a 100% organic diet. This has now been extended to 31 December 2017

The derogation to allow non-organically reared pullets of not more than 18 weeks for egg production to be brought into organic livestock units has also been extended from 31 December 2014 to 31 December 2017

This is likely to be temporary, because the legislative proposal for a reviewed legislation on organic farming published in March 2014 and currently under negotiation foresees a removal of all exceptional rules in the future.

Read Regulation (EU) No 836/2014

Improved contribution of local feed to support 100% organic feed supply to pigs and poultry (ICOPP)

Read our Organic regulations page

Keywords: mono-gastrics pigs poultry feed regulation

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