Are organic poultry farms more sustainable than conventional farms? - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
Are organic poultry farms more sustainable than conventional farms?
Sustainable Practices in Cattle & Poultry Industry
The findings of a recent study suggest sustainable poultry farming needs to include elements from both indoor and organic systems.
Perspectives and insights
- Natural environment and foraging might not always be more sustainable, as these could even result in poor input conversion efficiency and lower yields.
- The ability to range outdoors might not always mean good for the birds as the rate of internal parasite infection is higher in organic systems.
- Sourcing organic feedstuffs locally requires less transport, but by limiting the variety of feed ingredients available could result in suboptimal nutrition.
- Combining the best parts of organic and conventional systems is perhaps the most practical way of improving sustainability.