質量 -- 源自於大自然的回饋
Biodynamic For 90 Years - The Path For The Future
In 2014 Demeter is celebrating a major anniversary. In 1924 Rudolf Steiner held a series of lectures in Koberwitz for interested farmers which formed the "Agricultural Course" which is the basis for Demeter agriculture. Today, 90 years later, some 1 400 farmers and over 330 processors in Germany work according to biodynamic business principles. As an international organic brand Demeter is present on every continent of the world. From Argentina to Uruguay over 8 000 farmers in around 50 countries work almost 160 000 hectares of land recognised as being bio-dynamic as defined by Demeter guidelines. For more information visit the Demeter anniversary site.
不同的牛奶有不同的質量，有Demeter認證 的牛奶有很多質量的保證。在Demeter 的產奶場，動物自由的活動和進食。嚴謹細心的加工過程確保牛奶的新鮮和品質。
牛是應該有牛角的 -- Demeter以最高標準嚴格控制畜牧農場
HOLLE 有機嬰兒配方奶粉是使用最高品質的DEMETER 認證的牛奶製造的。HOLLE奶粉有什麼特別之處？DEMETER 的農夫有天然有機的方式來飼養動物，以環境為本。例如，農夫會保留奶牛的牛角，避免奶牛遭受痛苦。農夫除了善待動物之外，保留牛角也對牛的消化系統有很大幫助，從而保持牛奶的質量。美味可口的DEMETER奶源 為HOLLE 有機嬰兒奶粉提供最優質的原料。
Quality by respecting Nature
Animal husbandry plays a central role in bio-dynamic farming. Demeter is the only ecological agricultural organisation which prescribes animal husbandry as an obligatory activity, thus creating a consistent cycle.
Demeter is a trend-setter when it comes to keeping animals in a way which is appropriate to their needs. Demeter cows, for example, have horns, sparing them from the painful de-horning procedure. Demeter farmers are firmly convinced that the integrity and physical inviolability of all forms of life is key to the positive development of farms as holistic organisms.
Criteria for Demeter animal husbandry
- Animals must be kept in a manner appropriate to their needs, with plenty of space and outdoor exercise
- Animal welfare by respecting animals as complete entities - thus no de-horning or clipping of beaks
- 100 % organic feed, the majority of which must be grown on the farm
- Priority given to natural healing processes when animals become ill
- Processing which preserves quality
Quality thanks to ethical animal husbandry guidelines
For many years now Holle has been sourcing its poultry meat from the Demeter farm Bauckhof Klein Süstedt. The owner, Carsten Bauck, is one of the main initiators of the Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland (BID - German Brother Rooster Project) founded in 2012. The project adheres to comprehensive ecological and ethical guidelines for the breeding of laying hens and broilers.
Setting new standards by doing away with an unethical practice
The Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland has taken up the cause of developing alternatives and ethically justifiable solutions to the one-sided rearing common in conventional poultry husbandry. For example by breeding dual-purpose races; extending the length of use of birds or by rearing laying hens' male chicks instead of killing them immediately after hatching because they are not considered profitable.
The Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland addresses the urgent issue of brother roosters and has developed an alternative method for dealing with the brothers of laying hens - all the brothers of laying hens are reared, even if this represents an additional financial cost.
The BID label - The quality guarantee provided by Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland
The Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland seal of approval not only guarantees that brother chicks will be reared but also stands for a comprehensive ecological and ethical approach to chicken husbandry. The birds' feed and living conditions thus meet the highest animal welfare standards. The BID even exceeds these standards with its strict refusal to use antibiotics.
- Brother roosters are reared
- Free form antibiotics
- Demeter quality
- 100% organic feed
- Tested by an independent certification body
The BID label identifies all products (eggs and meat) produced according to BID guidelines. Verification and certification are carried out by independent monitoring bodies. Our certification process is coordinated by the German Gesellschaft für Ressourcenschutz (GFRS, DE ÖKO-039; www.gfrs.de).
The greatest transparency for the best possible quality
The Bauckhof farm aspires to the greatest possible degree of transparency - for e.g. by installing webcams in all its pens so that consumers can see for themselves at any time how Bauckhof has implemented high standards of chicken welfare. Take a look at the farmer in his pen: to view more visit the webcam in the Bruderhahn pen at Bauckhof Klein Süstedt.
Why not rearing turkeys is consistent
The Bauckhof farm decided to initiate the Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland project for ethical reasons. This is also why Carsten Bauck, how has been supplying Holle with Demeter poultry meat for many years now, no longer rears turkeys. Due to the nature of the turkey breeds currently available, which have been bred to produce breast meat, no matter how hard the farm worked it would still not be able to fully meet its own standards for ethically correct animal husbandry. Holle has thus decided to discontinue its turkey products. From March 2014 Holle Organic Baby Jars with poultry meat will be produced exclusively with chicken sourced from brother roosters reared within the scope of the Bruderhahn Initiative Deutschland project.
Please click here for more information about the decision taken by our Demeter poultry meat supplier, Bauckhof Klein Süstedt, to no longer rear turkeys.