Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, flooring - DE Bioland 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Livestock housing, flooring - DE Bioland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The main part of the area for moving and resting in animal housing for mammals must be a solid floor. Slatted floors must be in an excellent condition and the perforation must be appropriate to the size of the animals. (Bioland production standards, 4.2 Requirements in the Keeping of Animals, 4.2.1 General, 4.2.1.3 Movement and Rest Area)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is similar but more precise. The EU Regulation 2092/91 requires more than 50% of the floor to have a solid and unslatted surface, but it does not explicitly refer to any further characterisitics of the perforated elements. However, there is a general requirement that animal housing must meet the livestock's biological and ethological needs.

Justification

To avoid injury to the animals and to consider the needs of every single type of animal (species, size, age?) in the construction of animal housing.

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 > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:611
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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