“Helping meet organic farmers’ needs: Training on ration planning tool” – 18 March 2021, online (IT)

18/03/2021
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Formulating feed rations for organic pigs and poultry is a challenge. OK-Net Ecofeed’s new ration planning tool helps you meet the nutritional needs of your animals. OK-Net EcoFeed  aims to help farmers achieve a 100% organic diet for monogastric animals. Within the project, the French technical institute for organic farming (ITAB) developed the ration planning tool  allowing farmers and advisers to calculate animal’s diet on a farm scale. The tool considers nutritional composition of organic feedstuffs, nutritional needs for a variety of performance of organic pigs and poultry, nutritional value of pasturing and the use of roughage. The ration planning tool allows users to compose rations for pigs and poultry for several production objectives, like types of animals, age, slaughter weight, laying potential…

The ration planning tool is available on the Organic Farm Knowledge platform and is accompanied by a manual giving insights and helping users better understand the tool. If you are interested in using the tool to its full capacity next 18 March, from 14:00-15:30, you can register for an online  training  at this LINK

Visit the OK-Net Ecofeed website to learn more and follow the latest project’s developments on Twitter and Facebook

OK-Net EcoFeed helps organic pig and poultry farmers to achieve the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed. The three-year project will extend the OK-Net knowledge platform.

IFOAM Organics Europe coordinates the project consisting of 11 partners and 8 third linked parties from 12 countries. Dissemination towards all actors in the EIP-AGRI network is an integral part of the OK-Net EcoFeed activities.

Source: IFOAM UE

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