Why Organic?

Why organic?

IT IS HEALTHY

Research continues to show that essential vitamins and minerals are higher  in many organic foods. On average, organic food contains increased levels of many key nutrients which are essential for human health.

NO NASTY ADDITIVES

Organic food doesn’t contain food additives which have been linked to health problems such a heart disease, asthma, osteoporosis, migraines, food allergies and hyperactivity. Among the additives banned by organic regulations are hydrogenated fats, aspartame and monosodium glutamate and all artificial colourings, flavourings and sweeteners.

AVOIDS PESTICIDES

Pesticides are routinely used in conventional farming. Residues of these pesticides are regularly found in a high percentage of fruit and vegetables, and in 2004 the European Commission stated that a risk to human health cannot be ruled out anymore. The organic production method does NOT use pesticides.

NO GM

Genetically modified organisms or crops are not allowed under organic standards.

RELIANCE ON DRUGS REMOVED

There is growing concern about the high use of antibiotics on farm animals and the possible risk to health. Organic standards prohibit the routine use of antibiotics.

HIGH STANDARDS

Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected at least once a year to establish the compliance with the Irish and European regulations. Butler’s Organics is certified and inspected by the Irish Organic Association and The Department of Food, Agriculture and the Marine on a yearly basis.

CARE FOR ANIMALS

Animal welfare is a crucial and integral part of organic standards. In our case our birds have much more space both indoor and outdoor than all other production methods including free range. The organic method ensures smaller flock sizes and access to organic pasture all day every day.

GOOD FOR WILDLIFE

It is better for wildlife and creates less pollution from sprays.

TOPS FOR TASTE

Organic food tastes like food did in your grandparents time. Full of nutrients and flavour.

Organic Feed Ingredients?

Regularly we are asked by our loyal customers what we feed our hens so here is a list of the ingredients in our organic feed which is supplied by Morrin E & Son Ltd, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow.

PEDIGREE POULTRY LAYERS

95% Organic ; 5% Non-organic.
Manufactured under Approval aNL20119. Organic Certificat. IE-ORG-02 WCS

Pedigree Feeds LTD Baltinglass; IOFGA 989.

Cr.Protein 18.3%; Cr.Oil(AH) 4,5%; Cr.Fibre 5,0%; Cr.Ash 13,4%; Methionin 0,34%. Added/kg Vit.A 10000 IU;Vit.D3 3000 IU; Alpha toco- pherol20mg; Copper(Cupricsulphate)15mg; Selen. (sodiumselenite)0,35mg.

INGREDIENTS, by descending order of fresh weight:
Organic Wheat; Organic Maize; Organic Soya, exp.; Organic Sunflower, exp; Limestones, grits; Prairiemeal; Calciumcarbonate; Potato protein; Premix/Min/Vit; Monocalciumphosphate; Organic Soya-oil; Betaine.