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					Walter Emathinger
Walter              4. Int. Soja-Symposium 2012
Emathinger                       Wien


          GMO-free Feed in Practice –
         Challenges for Feed Production
GMO-free Feed Production –
What do we have to take care?

•   Getting sure to obtain the soy bean meal
•   Organizing the production
•   Labelling of the products
•   External controls
•   Development of Austrian GMO-free feed production
•   Feed production – bottleneck in animal GMO-free production
Rules for GMO-free production


     – Feed law: EU 1829/2003, 1830/2003
     – Austrian Codex-Guidlines
     – Guidelines of the Austrian ARGE Gentechnikfrei
Rules for GMO-free production
 How to Define GMO-Free Production?

   ü Tolerance tresholds
   ü Methodes and precision of analyses
   ü How to zertify GMO-free
   ü Which raw materials are „critical“?
Rules for GMO-free production
 Critical Raw Materials
 •    Corn
 •    Rape
 •    Soy bean meal
 •    Feed additives (lysine, enzymes, vitamines)


     à Really critical is soy bean meal!
GMO-free soy: security of supply
à short term   • Huge problems in sudden change to GMO-free:
                  – Old contracts with GMO-soy must be
                    handled
                  – There are less suppliers on the market!
                  – Quality must be comparable
               • Better: change in little steps
               • Starting with praparations a half year before!

à long term    • For good money You will get it!
               • Most important: enhancing self-sufficiency
How to organize a quality system
• GMO-free
   – for the whole plant?
   – for a separate line?
   – mixed production?
• There are a lot of contamination sources!
   – Contamination never gets less but always cumulates!
• Cleaning measures
• A lot of analyses
   – You will have less problems when You analyse less J
Labelling of the products
• Due to the feed law:
   – „suitable   for producing gene-free food”
• Registration in the “infoxgen.com”
• New: Labeling with the logo:
External controls

• State feed control
   – By AGES organisation
   – Max. 0,9% contamination
   – Special rules for feed containing no soy bean meal
• External certification
   – We have „Agrovet“
   – At least once per year
   – Proofing the quality system and taking samples
Development in GMO-free feed
production
•   2005   NÖM diary moves the whole sortiment to GMO-free
•   2008   almost the whole milk production is GMO-free
•   2010   Layers feed is converted to GMO-free
•   2012   Poultry meat is converted


    Which livestock industries are remaining with GMO?

           mainly pork – small farms, a lot of slaughtering
           houses, 90% of feed home-mixed
           à difficult structures!
Feed Producers – Bottleneck
in GMO-Free Production

                                risks of analyses     handling expenses
Soybean meal supplier                  xx                    xx
Feed producer                         xxx                    xxx
Farmer                                 x                      x
Slaughtery house                       o                      x
Retailer                               o                      x


                à GMOfree production does only work
                with the engagement of the feed producers
                à They have all the risk and the most expenses

                à It is still a huge challenge to get the costs!
Many thanks for attention!

				
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