The RELACS project is proud to announce the release of its second Practice Abstract, focusing on the reduction of Vitamin B2 supplementation in laying hens in organic systems. A Practice Abstract contains practical guidelines for different actors of the food and farming system to solve a given problem, in this case farmers and feed mills.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) from GMO-free sources is a necessary supplement in organic poultry feeding. Recently a serious delivery gap occurred, unveiling the need to develop new ways of GMO-free Vitamin B2 production.
The RELACS project partners decided to go one step further and explore the idea of decreasing the recommended levels of Vitamin B2 supplementation for various types of animals. This would reduce feed production costs and dependency on external sources simultaneously.
Read more about the results of the controlled experiment carried out by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in RELACS’ second Practice Abstract and follow other project developments on Twitter and Facebook.