Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry Edition 2
Organic poultry production has increased significantly in recent years to keep up with increasing consumer demand for organic eggs and meat. There are many guidelines and restrictions on what should go into the feedstuffs of organically farmed poultry, from which difficulties arise when trying to ensure a well-balanced nutritious diet without the use of any unapproved supplements. This, the second edition of Robert Blair's classic and bestselling book on the nutrition and feeding of organic poultry, presents advice for organic producers, and the agencies and organizations serving them. It covers:
- selecting suitable ingredients;
- preparing appropriate feed mixtures and integrating them into organic poultry production systems;
- international standards of organic feeding;
- breeds that are most suitable for organic farming;
- examples of diets formulated to organic standards.
Completely updated and revised to address how to formulate organic diets in situations where there is a declining supply of organic feed, this new edition also includes up-to-date information on the nutritional requirements of poultry and feed-related disease incidence in organic flocks. Also including the feasibility of utilizing novel feedstuffs, such as insect meal, and their acceptability by consumers of organic meat products, this book forms a comprehensive reference for students and researchers of poultry science, organic farmers and veterinarians.
1: Introduction and Background
2: Aims and Principles of Organic Poultry Production
3: Elements of Poultry Nutrition
4: Approved Ingredients for Organic Diets
5: Diets for Organic Poultry Production
6: Choosing the Right Breed and Strain
7: Integrating Feeding Programmes into Organic Production Systems
8: Conclusions and Recommendations for the Future