Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture

The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.

Author: Mette Vaarst

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998701

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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Annotation. The rapid growth of organic farming has been among the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. However, more attention was initially aid to the crop side of organic systems, and animals are a lower priority in formal research and the development of organic farming. But now, that has changed. There is now greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.

Organic Agriculture

Animal disease patterns: an o er iew Good animal health and welfare is an
explicit goal of organic farming. The term 'health' is often used to indicate 'no
diseases', but covers many other components (see Chapter 8). We focus here on
the ...

Author: Acram Taji

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643099395

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement’s successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally. Researchers, teachers, extensionists, students, primary producers and others around the world who are interested in sustainable agriculture will find this book to be a valuable and reliable resource.

Information Resources on Swine Housing Care and Welfare

In : Human - animal relationship : stockmanship and housing in organic livestock
systems . ... M. ( Eds . ) , Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic
Agriculture , University of Reading : Reading , UK , pp.16-22 , ISBN : 0-7049-
1094-2 .

Author: Cynthia Petrie Smith

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Category: Animal welfare

Page: 230

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin

MEETINGS • Laboratory Animal Science Association ( LASA - United Kingdom )
The LASA Winter Scientific Meeting will be ... Network for Animal Health and
Welfare in Organic Agriculture 3 NAHWOA Workshop : Human - animal
relationships ...

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Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science

M. Hovi Animal health and welfare in organic livestock production – a review of
the current situation Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics Research Unit ,
School of Agriculture , Policy and Development , The University of Reading , PO
Box ...

Author: British Society of Animal Science. Meeting

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Category: Animal industry

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Index Veterinarius

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Category: Veterinary medicine

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Researching Sustainable Systems

Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 13 , 351-358 Lund , V. , Algers , B. ( 2003 )
: Research on animal health and welfare in organic farming - a literature review .
Livestock Production Science 80 , 55-68 Nicholas , P.K. , Padel , S. , Cuttle ...

Author: International Society of Organic Agricultural Research. Scientific Conference

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Category: Agricultural ecology

Page: 660

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Ecology and Farming

he Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture ( NAHWOA ) is
officially a network of researchers from seventeen different institutes in thirteen
European countries . In the course of the past three years , though , researchers ...

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Category: Agricultural ecology

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Organic Agriculture

Effects on the welfare of livestock Animal health and welfare must be considered
in the context of how organic farming has evolved in the past decades . Research
studies in Sweden have indicated that dairy cows in organic farming systems ...

Author: Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (Paris)

Publisher: Cab International

ISBN: 9780851997407

Category: Medical

Page: 406

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The economic performance of organic farms is mixed, with considerable variation in the yields achieved and the premiums received for products within and across OECD countries. This publication reveals that organic agriculture is disadvantaged by curren.

BGS AAB COR Conference on Organic Farming

This objective also includes aspects of food processing quality with regard to
animal health and welfare in organic livestock production systems , To develop
strategies for implementing and harmonizing organic livestock production
standards ...

Author: Alan Hopkins

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Category: Organic farming

Page: 272

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Organic meat and milk from ruminants

This book reports the outcomes of a conference on the production of Organic Meat and Milk from Ruminants, that was held in Athens in October 2001.

Author: I. Kyriazakis

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9076998086

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Demand for organically produced animal products has dramatically increased in Europe over recent years. This book reports the outcomes of a conference on the production of Organic Meat and Milk from Ruminants, that was held in Athens in October 2001. The topics presented range from the current and future state of the markets for such products, the legislation associated with their production, the health issues that arise from it and the impact of organic agriculture on farming systems and socio-economic structures. Contributors addressing these topics include leading scientists from Europe, and this book will be of particular interest to researchers, professionals and producers who deal with the challenge of organic meat and milk production from ruminants.

Improving Organic Animal Farming

This collection addresses recent research on challenges facing organic animal farming such as more targeted breeding, improved grazing and feed rations, better methods of health and disease management as well as ways of enhancing animal ...

Author: Mette Vaarst

Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agric

ISBN: 9781786761804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 420

View: 645

This collection addresses recent research on challenges facing organic animal farming such as more targeted breeding, improved grazing and feed rations, better methods of health and disease management as well as ways of enhancing animal welfare.

Organic Farming

Although the potential for developing animal breeds for organic production
appears to exist , there is some debate as to the ... Animal Welfare While animal
welfare is often equated with animal health in conventional production , organic ...

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Category: Agriculture

Page: 353

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Risk and Risk Management in Organic Farming

Mastitis and mastitis control in strategies in organic milk . Cattle Practice 8 , 259 -
264 . Hovi , M . , Sundrum , A . , Thamsborg , S . M . , 2003 . Animal health and
welfare in organic livestock production in Europe : Current state and future ...

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Documents Working Papers Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

... for policy interest in organic farming lies in the increasing coincidence of
organic farming goals and policy goals with respect to the environment , resource
use sustainability , animal welfare , food safety , nutrition and human health ,
financial ...

Author: Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly

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Category: Europe

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Biological Agriculture Horticulture

Transfer of phosphorus from agricultural soils . Advances in Agronomy , 66 , 195
– 249 . ... In Breeding and Feeding for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic
Livestock Systems ( M . Hovi & T . Baars , eds . ) , pp . 141154 . Proceedings of
the ...

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Category: Agriculture

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Genetic Engineering and the Intrinsic Value and Integrity of Animals and Plants

It appears so far that this does not harm the animal's health . ... International
Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements . ... Lund V. and Röcklinsberg H. (
2001 ) Outlining a Conception of Animal Welfare for Organic Farming Systems .

Author: David Heaf

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Category: Bioethics

Page: 116

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Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture

Livestock Production Science 54 , 55–65 . doi : 10.1016 / S0301-6226 ( 97 )
00053-5 Lund V , Algers B ( 2003 ) Research on animal health and welfare in
organic farming - a literature review . Livestock Production Sciences 80 , 55–68 .
doi ...

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Category: Agriculture

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Saskatchewan law review

At any rate , just as the program promotes better animal welfare practices , it also
gives the small - scale and organic farmers “ a leg ... The agriculture sector is
already witnessing a shift away from meat consumption amongst Canadians ; this
shift ... V . Lund & B . Algers , “ Research on Animal Health and Welfare in
Organic FarmingA Literature Review " ( 2003 ) 80 Livestock Production Science
55 at 57 .

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Organic Grassland

... a series of epidemics, if organic agriculture becomes more widespread. This
will not happen because good animal health and welfare is paramount for
organic farmers: they may use conventional protection if alternative methods don'
t exist; ...

Author: Jon Newton

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Category: Grasses

Page: 128

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Unique guide written by a recognised authority on the subject. Grass is the most important feed for cattle and sheep. The central theme is that organic grassland can be a productive source of nutrients for livestock provided it is managed correctly. Essential for organic farmers and for those converting to organic systems of production.