German bio-feed producers unite
Manufacturers of organic compound feed in Germany
founded their own association. "Ecological Animal Nutrition in itself is already
a high claim. But to sustain this when raw materials are scarce a more common
platform is required," said Rudolf Joost-Meyer zu Bakum, the first chairman of
Society for Organic Animal Nutrition (GOETE in short in
For a long time production of bio-feeds mainly took place additional to the
production of regular compound feeds. Lacking was a single contact for politics
and the organic food industry.
Security of commodities, from domestic
production if possible, production of GMO free feed, promotion of cultivation of
legumes (soybeans, peas, lupins, field beans) for a sustainable protein supply
and a transparent traceability of raw materials to the field are just some of
the objectives which GOETE has obliged itself to.
The founding members
are: AHG, Curo, Kaiser mill, Meika, trading company Gut Rosenkrantz, Meyerhof zu
Bakum and Reudink.
They would now produce about 100,000 of bio-feeds
following the highest quality standards and thus produce the bulk of the
All founding members belong to the Bioland association and
other German farming associations to produce bio-feeds on separate production
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