Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, flooring - NO Governmental Regulation 2005

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

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Summary

The requirement that at least half of the indoor area for mammals should have solid floor, is not applicable to sheep. Lambs should have access to solid beds with a sufficient thermal qualities as defined by general Norwegian legislation.

Difference

The EU Regulation 2092/91 Annex I B paragraph 8.3.5 requires at least half of the indoor area to be solid for all mammals.

Justification

The impact of the requirement in 8.3.5 would be detrimental to organic sheep production in Norway. Meanwhile animal welfare of sheep is well provided on floors that are not solid.

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 > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > Norway > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1080
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:23 Aug 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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