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Livestock housing, rearing, calves - DE Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Livestock housing, rearing, calves - DE Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Calves should be allowed to suckle from the mother cow and must not be kept tied up or in single boxes. (NL standards on production, Part B.II.1.2.3 Calves)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard contais further requirements. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not recommend the suckling of the calf and the keeping of calves in single boxes is prohibited only for calves older than 10 days.

Justification

To enable the performance of natural behaviour and increase the well-being of the animals.

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
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
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Animal husbandry
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:366
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:03

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