Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Livestock housing, zero grazing - UK Soil Association 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]
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Zero grazing systems are not permitted for cattle. (Zero grazing means feeding freshly cut forage to housed animals). Soil Association Organic Standards. Paragraph 11.3.5.
Soil Association standards are more precise than EU Regulation 2092/91. Soil Association Standards prohibit zero grazing for cattle. Zero grazing is not specifically prohibited in the EU Regulation, but it states, "Herbivores must have access to pasturage whenever conditions allow." The Soil Association rule is a clear prohibition while the EU Regulation is not.
The Soil Association rule aims to be clear and unambiguous in prohibiting zero grazing systems. Although the EU Regulation may imply such a prohibition, it could be open to other interpretations in certain situations. The prohibition of zero grazing systems encourages producers to maximise cattle's access to pasture.
|Item type:||Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition|
Specific animal standards > Cattle
Animal husbandry > Outdoor access
Specific animal standards
|Country/Standard:||Europe > UK > Soil Association Organic Standards|
|Principles:||Principle of fairness|
Principle of health
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||20 Nov 2005|
|Last Modified:||24 Nov 2008 08:19|
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