Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock management, tethering - UK Compendium 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Livestock management, tethering - UK Compendium 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Defra do not allocate the paragraph that would correspond with the EU Regulation derogation on cattle tethering in older buildings.

Difference

EU Regulations allow a derogation for livestock enterprises with older buildings, which were designed for the housing of tethered cattle, to continue the practice of tethering until the end of 2010, providing that certain conditions be met regarding the animals welfare. The UK Compendium contains no such derogation.

Justification

This derogation on cattle tethering would be a redundant feature of UK organic standards. In the EU Regulation, it is included to give time for changes in husbandry practice and for the depreciation of the value of livestock housing built before the tethering prohibition was introduced. No such buildings have existed in UK for a long time, and animal housing is mostly in cubicles or loose houses.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal husbandry, management, transport, identification of livestock products/slaughter - Annex I B6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Animal husbandry
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:135
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:27 Oct 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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