Organic livestock husbandry for wool and leather

Organic livestock farming refers to animal husbandry in which animals are grown without using chemicals, antibiotics, or pesticides (for grazing plants).

Stakeholders

Textile chemicals professionals

Textile fiber cultivation professional

Vital Stats

How does it work?

Organic animal husbandry means not only feeding organic food and avoiding synthetic food additives and synthetic medicines (e.g. antibiotics, growth hormones) but also focusing on satisfying the various needs of the farm animals. Good health and welfare of the animals are among the main objectives.

Sustainability benefits

Organic animal husbandry produces fewer chemicals in the waste streams They also result in fewer chemicals in soils of the grasslands and pastures used by the animals

Highlights/USP

Owing to organic prohibitions on use of certain veterinary drugs in organic livestock farming, health care protocols must be developed for each species, including research on alternative and complementary methods of disease prevention, non-chemical parasiticides, and preventive health care practices. All these could open up many business and entrepreneur opportunities in the relevant regions.

Stage of commercialization

Commercialized

Types of professionals who can improve the solution

Agriculture engineers, Livestock managers

Specifically relevant to any geography?

Decarbonization Potential

High

Value Chain

Animal rearing , Cultivation & farming ,

Web Resources

Organic animal husbandry: Breeding, housing and feeding (IFOAM Norms)

This article discusses the general information about breeding, keeping, and feeding animals based on IFOAM organic norms. This also elaborates the information on minimum space and water consumption.

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Organic animal husbandry: Breeding, housing and feeding (IFOAM Norms)

This article discusses the general information about breeding, keeping, and feeding animals based on IFOAM organic norms. This also elaborates the information on minimum space and water consumption.

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Organic & Non-Organic Sheep Farming

To raise organic sheep, the farm must be registered with an approved organic control body. These control bodies each require a detailed set of standards to be followed. This blog gives us some of those key standards for organic sheep farming.

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Organic Livestock Production

This project identified a number of key products with potential for organic production in New South Wales. This project has developed valuable information to assist agricultural producers to successfully make the transition from conventional to organic production for a number of key commodities

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Organic livestock production: an emerging opportunity with new challenges for producers in tropical countries

Organic agriculture is practised by 1.8 million producers in 160 countries, and production of organically grown food continues to increase steadily by 15% per year. These days, quality-conscious consumers are increasingly seeking environmentally safe, chemical-residue free healthy foods, along with product traceability and a high standard of animal welfare, which organic production methods are said to ensure. Organic production is not only a challenge for producers in developing countries, it offers new export opportunities as well.

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