Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, area, poultry - FR Regulation 2000

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

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Summary

The total usable area of poultry houses for laying hens and table poultry of any production unit must not exceed 1,600 m2.

Difference

French regulation limits the size of the total area of poultry house for laying hens and table poultry, whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 only limits it for table birds.

Justification

We see no reason not to apply the same rules to laying hens as to table poultry. Limiting the size limits environnemental pollution, noise and odour. It is a way of encouraging small farms, of human scale that are socially acceptable and easier to hand down to the next generation.

EU Regulation

Annex VIII. Minimum livestock surface areas indoor and outdoors
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:42
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:29

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