Why Go Organic?
Organic products are no longer a fad favoured only by a select few, but a way of ensuring the use of healthy, traceable and sustainable ingredients in your animal’s feed. People choose to go organic for many different reasons ranging from health concerns to the environment.
Many believe that the use of chemicals in food production can be harmful to health and also have concerns regarding the rising levels of chemicals which they are exposed to on a daily basis.
The stringent practices and certification behind organic animal feeds ensures that no chemicals are used. For anyone wanting confidence that any eggs, milk or meat produced is purely organic, then feeding The Organic Feed Company products, combined with organic husbandry and land practices will ensure that any produce is truly chemical free!
The strict guidelines governing organic farming ensures that any negative impact on the environment from food production is greatly reduced.
Soil is the key tool for organic farming and its balance can easily be upset by the use of chemicals. The use of natural fertilisers such as manure, rather than chemicals ensures high nutrient levels in the soil without upsetting the delicate balance of our planet.
Many believe that organic farming can help to reduce the loss of species which can be caused by the widespread use of chemicals. Bio-diversity is of crucial importance to ensure a stable environment as the loss of species can affect the delicate balance of our planet.
Organic Food Tastes Great!
Many people choose organic food because they believe it tastes better than non-organic. As testament to this, many of our customers are adamant that their eggs, milk or meat taste better since using our range of organic feeds. As no artificial growth promoters are used in any of our products, animals grow at a slower rate which is believed to make their meat or other products such as eggs richer in flavour.
Organic is a 'whole system' approach to farming and food production. From the soil, to plants and animals, organic farming recognises the close relationship between all parts of the production process.
Some core principles of organic farming include:
Producing food of the highest quality with minimal processing.
Working within natural systems and cycles through all levels, from the soil, to plants and animals.
Encouraging sustainable crop rotations and using cultivation techniques that enhance and protect the soil and its life.
Recycling nutrients by using composted mature and vegetable waste.
Staying away from all use of GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms), chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other synthetic colorants, preservatives etc.
Treating livestock ethically - meeting their physiological, behavioural and health needs.
Encouraging biodiversity and protecting sensitive habitats and landscapes.
Maximising the use of renewable resources.
Recycling and minimising pollution and waste.
Respecting regional, environmental, climatic and geographic differences and also the practices that have evolved in response to them.
Developing ecologically responsible production, processing and distribution chains which emphasise local systems.