By: R Blair
Organic poultry production has increased significantly in recent years in response to increasing consumer demand for organic eggs and meat. This is the first comprehensive text on feeding organic poultry, presenting advice on selecting suitable ingredients, preparing appropriate feed mixtures and integrating them into organic poultry production systems. The international standards of organic feeding, the species and breeds of poultry most suitable for organic farming, up to date information on the nutritional requirements of poultry, and examples of diets formulated to organic standards are all outlined.
Chapter 1. Introduction and Background; Chapter 2. Aims and principles of organic poultry production; Chapter 3. Elements of poultry nutrition; Chapter 4. Approved ingredients for organic diets; Chapter 5. Diets for organic poultry production; Chapter 6. Choosing the right breed and strain; Chapter 7. Integrating feeding programs into successful organic production systems; Chapter 8. Conclusions and recommendations for the future.
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