Certain feed for dairy farming. More specifically, the following are concerned: premixtures, compound feed and feed materials that a dairy farmer has received from a third party, other than:
a. feed materials as defined in items (1.11.22), (1.12.12), (6.1.1), (6.3.1), (6.6.1), (6.6.2), (6.6.3), (6.10.1), (6.10.2), (6.10.3) and (6.11.1) of Part C of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 68/2013 of 16 January 2013 on the Catalogue of feed materials (OJ (EU) 2013, L 29);
b. faba beans;
c. fodder beet;
d. artificial milk replacer for calf rearing.
Order of the Minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of [date], No WJZ/19259112 amending the Order on feed 2012 and the Order on the enforcement of the Animals Act and on other matters relating to the Act due to the temporary establishment of rules on crude protein in feed
This draft Order limits the crude protein content in purchased concentrated feed for dairy cattle. ‘Purchased concentrated feed’ refers to: premixtures, feed materials and compound feed supplied to a dairy farmer by a third party, with the exception of grass, grass silage, maize, hay, straw, beet leaves, fodder beet, faba beans, brewers’ grains, wheat yeast concentrate and artificial milk replacer for calf rearing. Under the Order, dairy farmers are not permitted to possess or use purchased concentrated feed for the dairy cattle raised on their holdings if it contains more crude protein than standard for the holding in question. Too much crude protein in the feed leads to increased nitrogen discharge in the form of ammonia. Conversely, a reduction of said crude protein content leads to lower ammonia discharge.
The Order is temporary in nature. The entry into force of the draft Order is envisaged with effect from 1 September 2020, but not before the standstill period ends. The draft Order is still being debated in the Dutch Parliament. The draft Order expires on 1 January 2021. Article I (Articles 64b and 64c of the Order on feed 2012 [Regeling diervoeders 2012]) may contain technical requirements.
No mutual recognition clause has been included. The draft Order does not lend itself to such a clause because the draft Order does not contain any provisions that lay down conditions for access to the Dutch market of products and services.