Ten years experience in Austria How the feed and livestock

Document Sample
Ten years experience in Austria How the feed and livestock Powered By Docstoc
					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
                  – 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 “”
• 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
•   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!

Shared By: