The animals have more space available.
Compared to conventional farms, organic ones offer much more space for the animals to meet the different needs, that is, eating, sleeping, grooming, defecating. The size of the groups of animals shall be reduced to avoid stress and cannibalism.
The animals have access to outside areas and the light of the sun.
The animals are fed with organic feed.
The purpose is to ensure a high level of animal welfare and respect for the environment, to limit the use of drugs and to obtain a healthy product, without residues of drugs or pesticides. Certified organic farmers must record data on reproduction, nutrition, medical treatment, production, slaughter and marketing. These operations allow the traceability of organic products of animal origin. Data recording requirements for conventional products are not comparable.
All these measures ensure that products (milk, eggs, meat) from animals that have been raised in conditions of high welfare, and which contain lower residues of pesticides and drugs than animals and products from conventional farms, are traceable to the farms of origin. This ensures the transparency of the production chain and makes it as possible to take necessary measures in the case of events such food poisoning.