Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, origin - CZ PRO BIO Standards 2004

Samsonova, Pavlina and PRO-BIO, Association (2005) Animal fodder, origin - CZ PRO BIO Standards 2004. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Livestock farming with the following numbers of animals must be supplied annually with at least 50 % feed from the own organic farm unit: poultry more than 1000, breeding sows more than 30, pigs for fattening more than 60 and horses with more than 10. Farms with numbers of animals less than those mentioned above are not limited. (PB Standards Part II, Chapter 3.1)

Difference

PRO-BIO restricts the purchase of feed from other organic farms. EU Regulation 2092/92 Annex I/B 4 does allow the use of feed from other organic farms and its quantity is not limited by livestock numbers.

Justification

The reason for this rule is to restrict animal husbandry without plant production in organic farming.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:General areas of Organic Agriculture > Organic integrity
Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
General areas of Organic Agriculture > Farming systems
Country/Standard: Europe > Czech Republic > PRO-BIO
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:507
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:13 Dec 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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