Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, rearing, poultry - Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Livestock housing, rearing, poultry - Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Specific rules are described for pullet rearing, concerning the adaptation of the indoors stocking density in relation to the age / weight of the animals, the scratching area, illumination, perches and outdoor area. A dust bath is mandatory for pullets from the first week of life. A roofed outdoor area must be accessible from the tenth week of life. The contamination of the free range area with parasites or nutrients must be avoided. (NL standards on production, Part B.II.1.5.3.Pullets).

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is more detailed. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not indicate specific instructions for rearing pullets at the moment. Consequently the general instructions concerning poultry housing apply. Specific rules are currently under development.

Justification

To provide rules for any significant type of agricultural / food production.

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 > Animal housing
Specific animal standards > Pullet rearing (under development)
Animal husbandry
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:368
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:04

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