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Livestock management, external responsibility, horses - DE Bioland Standards 2005

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

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Summary

Horses on the farm, that are not under the responsibility of the farm manager, can be fed or treated with substances that are not in line with the standards, as long as these are not contaminating the farm in any way. The horse manure should be handled as animal manure from external sources. (Bioland production standards, 4.5.6 Horse feeding)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard is more detailed. According to the EU Regulation 2092/91 conventional livestock from extensive husbandry can be kept on organic pastures for a limited period of time each year, without indicating details about the harmlessness of feed and treatment and the handling of manure.

Justification

To avoid contamination with objectionable substances, i.e. GMO.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Special other animal standards - others than in EC Reg
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > General principles - Annex I B1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Specific animal standards > Horses
Pollution risks/non permitted inputs
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:690
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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