Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, bedding material - UK Soil Association Organic Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Livestock bedding areas without bedding material or the use of peat as bedding are not permitted. Soil Association Organic Standards. Paragraph 10.12.11.

Difference

Soil Association standards forbid the use of peat as bedding. EU Regulation 2092/91 allows the use of "suitable bedding materials".

Justification

The extraction of peat causes damage to environmentally valuable semi-natural habitats.

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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Environmental care/environmental impact
Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > UK > Soil Association Organic Standards
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:179
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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