Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, area, pigs - FR Regulation 2000

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Livestock housing, area, pigs - FR Regulation 2000. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

he size of pig production units is limited in all cases to 1500 slaughter pigs per year or 200 sows or their equivalent in the case of farrowing-fattening units. These maximum figures for each production unit may be exceeded where 100 % of the feed is produced on the holding.

Difference

French regulation limits the size of pig production units, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 does not.

Justification

Limiting the size limits environmental pollution, noise and odour. It is a way of encouraging small farms, of human scale, socially acceptable and easier to hand down to the next generation.

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
Social justice and fair trade
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Ecological principle
ID Code:41
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:15 Apr 2010 15:36

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