Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, rearing, fattening - NO Governmnetal Regulation 2005

Altena, Gerald and Ministry of Agriculture and Food, MAF (2006) Livestock housing, rearing, fattening - NO Governmnetal Regulation 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Indoor fattening is only allowed for slaughter pigs, not for cattle and sheep.

Difference

The derogation Annex I B, paragraph 8.3.4 of the EU Regulation 2092/91 is only applicable to slaughter pigs. The Norwegion Governmental regulation does not allow indoor fattening for cattle and sheep as the EU Regulation does.

Justification

Indoor fattening should be restricted for animal welfare considerations. There is no tradition for indoor fattening of cattle and sheep in Norway.

EU Regulation

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 > Outdoor access
Country/Standard: Europe > Norway > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1079
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:23 Aug 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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