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Free range conditions, access - SI Rules 2003

Slabe, Anamarija (2005) Free range conditions, access - SI Rules 2003. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

SI Rules state that for the assessment of animals' well-being, the animal needs index by Bartussek should be used (Art. 25). SI Rules require that bulls over 1 year have access to pasture, an open-air exercise area or an open-air run and that they are separated from the rest of the herd except for the purposes of natural insemination (Art. 21)

Difference

SI Rules 2003 foresee a use of animal needs index whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 does not. Another additional requirement in SI Rules is the separation of bulls in free range areas, whereas EU Regulation does not specify this.

Justification

The animal needs index by Bartussek has been used in the private standards before the national rules were published. They have proved to be an useful instrument for assessing the animal welfare conditions on individual units.

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
Country/Standard: Europe > Slovenia > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:461
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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