Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, cleaning - UK Compendium 2005

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

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Buildings must be cleaned and disinfected between batches of poultry. Runs must be left empty between batches for specified minimum periods. UK Compendium requires a minimum rest period for poultry runs of 2 months, and in particular, specifies a minimum rest period of 2 months per year for the runs of poultry for meat production. UK Compendium, Annex IB, Paragraph 8.4.6.


The UK compendium is more precise with regard to the minimum rest period, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 leaves the precise rest period between batches for poultry runs to be decided by member states.


UK Compendium follows the requirements of EU Regulation in deciding on national level on minimum rest periods for runs accommodating the different classes of poultry.

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 health management
Specific animal standards
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:142
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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