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Livestock housing, area, cattle - DE Bioland 2005

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

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Summary

Cattle should be kept in housing systems that allow permanent free movement. There should be enough space so that all animals can eat or rest at the same time. (Bioland production standards, 4.2.2. Keeping cattle, 4.2.2.1.1 Non-penned cowsheds)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is similar but more detailed. In the EU Regulation 2092/91 there is a general requirement that livestock housing must meet the livestock's biological and ethological needs and that livestock must have easy access to feeding and watering. Furthermore the stocking density in buildings shall provide for the comfort and well being of the animals.

Justification

To enable natural behaviour appropriate to the species in livestock 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:664
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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