Organic Rules and Certification

Free range conditions, access, poultry - DE Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Free range conditions, access, poultry - DE Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Outdoor areas must be accessible for laying hens at all time of the year. (NL standards on production, Part B.II.1.5.1 Laying hens)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is more detailed. The hens must have access to a (covered) outdoor climate area even in bad weather conditions. The EU Regulation 2092/91 requires an outdoor area to be accessible under suitable weather conditions and for at least one third of the hens lifetime.

Justification

To ensure exposure to outdoor climate even in bad weather conditions and to help the animals to become robust.

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:Animal husbandry > Outdoor access
Animal husbandry
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:367
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:04

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