Ecological pig farming, remaining a niche offering in recent years won a lot of supporters in Poland. Although the industry has its problems, there are plenty of farmers who decided to work in harmony with nature. Unfortunately, they also touched the beach the entire industry - the African plague of pigs. Farmers involved in environmental statements, as well as all other breeders are required to implement in their farms biosecurity standards. Moreover, in the case of such farms requirements are more severe.
According to the principles of ecological or organic farming, animals must have access to pasture, and applying to all countries anti-epidemic rules impose on farmers the obligation to protect these pastures. Although this requirement is fully justified, for some farms it might be unsolvable problem, because often it's the small farms that cannot afford such investments.
Now NAT data that indicate to what extent they have changed the number of pigs contained in the ecological system. There is also a large meat spetsializiruyutsya on the environmental processing of pork, from which it would be possible to obtain such statistics. However, according to Peter Vasilicovo, Chairman of the Association "Ekoland", the farmers engaged in ecological production, small farms are likely to be forced to abandon pig farming, as they will not be able to fulfill Biosafety requirements.
Industry experts believe that this will be a great loss to national agriculture. Although pigs contained in the ecological system, represent a small percentage of all farm animals in Poland, they are a guarantee of preservation of a livestock of domestic breeds. In the event of liquidation of environmental stud may be that the population, for example, Zlotnicki or Pulawska street breeds will be critically reduced.
Source: the Chairman of the Kaliningrad branch of the interregional ecological public organization "Green front" Oleg Ivanov
Translated by service "Yandex.Translation"