Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock management, physical operations/mutilations - CH Demeter Standards 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2005) Livestock management, physical operations/mutilations - CH Demeter Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Dehorning of ruminants is not allowed according DEMETER standards.

Difference

Whereas DEMETER disallowes dehorning of ruminants, EU Regulation 2092/91 allows it under certain circumstances.

Justification

The horns of ruminants have significance for the development of life forces. They provide an opposing balance of forces to the intensive digestion and absorption processes. They are a part of the entire being. In comparison to other animal species, cattle manure has a particularly stimulating effect on soil fertility. The horns also have a large significance as a sheath in the production of the bio-dynamic preparations.

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 health management
Animal husbandry
Country/Standard: Europe > Switzerland > Demeter
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:313
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:00

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