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Livestock housing, general requirements, poultry - UK Compendium 2005

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

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Summary

Conditions for poultry housing are specified, regarding their integrity, flooring, bedding, perches, pop-holes and maximum stock numbers. UK Compendium, Annex IB, Paragraph 8.4.3.

Difference

The paragraph in UK Compendium contains text not included in the EU Regulation 2092/91, as follows: "poultry houses must be structured with their own dedicated grazing, air space, ventilation, feed and water." This rule is otherwise identical to the EU Regulation.

Justification

The additional UK Compendium text is designed to facilitate the inclusion of more than one poultry house in a single building. It makes it clear that each house must be completely separate from any others nearby.

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:Specific animal standards > Poultry
Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Specific animal standards
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:141
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:21 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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