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Conversion, livestock and animal products - SI Rules 2003

Slabe, Anamarija (2005) Conversion, livestock and animal products - SI Rules 2003. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

SI Rules (Art. 13) state that the conversion period for land used in livestock production can be reduced, in the case that only livestock production on the agricultural holding is being converted; to one year for pastures, open air runs and exercise areas used by non-herbivore species, and to six months when the land concerned has been in compliance with the provisions of these Rules for at least two years prior, and when all other facilities are also in compliance with the requirements of the Rules (Art. 19.). Organic agricultural products or organic foodstuffs of animal origin must originate from animals that have been reared on an organic agricultural holding in accordance with these Rules for at least two months in the case of calves, and two thirds of their lifetime in the case of fish.

Difference

SI Rules 2003 (Art. 19) foresee the reduction of the conversion period under the same conditions as EU Regulation 2092/91 Annex I B (2.1.2.), but limits this to the case where only livestock part of the production unit is being converted. It also specifies the length of organic rearing for selling the products as organic in the case of calves and fish, whereas EU Regulation does not. SI Rules also do not mention any derogations related to a transitional period until 31.12.2003 as the EU Regulation does in Annex I B (2.2.1. and 2.2.2.).

Justification

Regarding transition periods: SI Rules were amended in 2003 so the transitional period 31.12.2003 was not an issue.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Conversion - Annex I B2

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Conversion > Conversion planning
Country/Standard: Europe > Slovenia > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:456
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:20 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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