Livestock is an integral part of organic agriculture production. Animal husbandry has an important contribution to the organic farming system, such as: improving and maintaining soil fertility, improving the management of biological resources, increasing biodiversity and the diversity of the farming system.
Organic livestock production is based on the harmonious relationship between land, plants and livestock achieved through management that takes into account the physiological and behavioral needs of animals and provide them with good-quality organic feed.
Organic livestock and livestock products [milk, meat, egg, cheese, etc.] can be sold in Indonesia if it has been certified as organic according to SNI 6729:2016, Permentan No. 64/2013 and Perka BPOM No.1/2017 by a KAN-accredited organic certification body like ICERT. In case it has been certified as organic, the products can be labeled ORGANIK Indonesia.
Livestock production and products:
Processing and handling of organic products origin from livestock:
When the operator involves or cooperates with small breeder in producing organic, it is required to implement an Internal Control System (ICS) to ensure all actors in the organic production supply chain, especially small breeder, until marketing is in accordance with the standards.