Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock housing, bedding material - DE Bioland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Straw which is used as bedding material in animal housing should preferably be grown on the farm itself or come from another organic farm. If conventional straw is used, it should not come from an intensive farming system. (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 contains further requirements. The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not require animal bedding matieral to be of organic origin.

Justification

To avoid contamination of the animal manure with residues from agrochemicals. Animals usually will eat part of the litter.

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 health
ID Code:661
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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