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Free range conditions, access - SI BIODAR Standards

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

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Summary

SI BIODAR standards require that the animals have access to free-range, open-air exercise areas or open-air runs for a minimum of 200 days/year distributed evenly throughout all the seasons (4.10.4) or at least once a week if the farm is fulfilling the animal needs index by Bartussek.

Difference

SI BIODAR standards require that animals have access to free-range, open-air exercise areas or open-air runs for a specified minimum number of days/year.the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not specify the minimum time (Annex I. B. 8.).

Justification

The provision should ensure that the farmer provides the animals with enough outside exercise especially in the winter-time.

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 > SI BIODAR
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:465
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:09 Nov 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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