Livestock in organic farming

Organic farming is integral to the welfare of farm animals managed in farming systems. Organic farming is a holistic agricultural approach in many ways. It allows farmers to work in a safe socio-economic environment. Livestock contributes to agriculture through traction, manure, fuel and as fertilizer, and animal products such as meat, milk, eggs, and its became essential nutrition for farmers. Socio-economic factors could strongly moderate the demand for livestock products such as certain climatic changes and the evolution of socio-cultural values.

Organic farming is a sustainable approach:

Minimizing exposure to hazardous chemicals and monitoring the growth have had a significant influence on improving the consumer health index. Organic animal production aims to produce safe and chemical-free food products through cultural, and biological practices. Traditionally, the comparison between organic and conventional breeding has been done on various demanding aspects. Such as environmental effects, influence on public health, market potential, safety and nutritional standards, animal health and social sustainability. We see organic animal production as an important pillar of sustainable rural development. The organic production system promotes the conservation of agro-ecosystems from a long-term perspective.

Pasture-based livestock farming has many beneficial impacts on the ecosystem such as better grazing quality and reduced fire risk. They have shown organic farming models to be more water-efficient in terms of use and retention in the field, leading to developing resistance to drought. The potential for preserving biodiversity is really what separates organic farming systems from conventional systems. Reduced use of external inputs, better nutrient cycling, and active reliance on non-renewable resources have built a stronger backbone to this system. The integrated system of cultivation and breeding promotes organic farming and nutrients from one growing season to another. It follows farmers depending on the availability of their resources if mixed farming, they can improve their livelihoods.

Final thoughts:

Today, most of the production systems are intensive, with a very high rate per animal productivity, through better nutrition, health status. However, recent attention and concerns on food quality, animal welfare, traceability, and quality of the environment. Have led to the emergence and growing interest in organic farming in agriculture around the world. Farmers and people across the country are on the verge of embracing animal husbandry. But there is still a need for improvement in this area.

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