Poultry Meat Quality and Welfare as Affected by Organic Production System
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, September 2015, Pages: 1-4
Received: Jan. 1, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 8, 2015; Published: May 22, 2015
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Talha ELsadig Abbas, Department of Animal Production, University of ALneelain, Khartoum, Sudan
Mohamed Elamin Ahmed, Department of Animal Production, University of ALneelain, Khartoum, Sudan
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Most of consumers preferring organic food accompanied emerge of environmental awareness in the last decades. Organic production system is considered as an important solution for the environment problems because it improves sustainable agriculture by using organic compounds and avoiding synthetic chemical ones, restricting intensive production and making the entire chain of production under control. Therefore, it is encouraged and supported by environmental protection agencies in spite of the higher production cost of organic production compounds. Due to its higher production cost most producers prefer intensive systems because they focus on reducing cost and increasing production regardless of environmental degradation. Organic poultry system usually mentioned with free-range system and poultry welfare. That is because all organic systems are free-range. Organic system gets a lot of attention of animal welfare organizations because it assists birds to express normal behavior by offering plenty space. Organic or free-range system by some modifications and developing of the system regarding good management of its environment in addition to establishment of biosecurity measures it could considered as a suitable system for human, poultry and environment rather than intensive system because it achieves human health by avoiding dangerous remainders in food such as chemical residues, and for poultry by offering good welfare and health, and also to environment by improving sustainable agriculture.
Free-Range, Organic system, Poultry, Sustainable Agriculture, Welfare
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Talha ELsadig Abbas, Mohamed Elamin Ahmed, Poultry Meat Quality and Welfare as Affected by Organic Production System, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Special Issue:Poultry Welfare: Housing Systems and Feeding. Vol. 3, No. 5-1, 2015, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.s.2015030501.11
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