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Livestock housing, perches, poultry - NL Skal Standard 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Livestock housing, perches, poultry - NL Skal Standard 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

SKAL has made norms for the size, material and position of the perches for poultry. SKAL's interpretation of perches is as follows: the material has to be wood, metal, or plastic. It has to be at least 30 mm² thick and 50% has to be above ground level.

Difference

The EU Regulation 2092/91 only defines the number of hens per perch/ m² and is more general (referring in Annex I part B 8.1.1, 8.2.2, 8.4.3): "they must have perches of a size and number commensurate with the size of the group and of the birds as laid down in Annex VIII"

Justification

All animals need enough space and outdoor areas for natural behaviour.

EU Regulation

Annex VIII. Minimum livestock surface areas indoor and outdoors
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Housing and free-range conditions - Annex I B8, see also Annex VIII

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:101
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:26 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:44

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