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Free range conditions, access - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006

Plakolm, Gerhard and Fromm, Elisabeth (2006) Free range conditions, access - AT Bio Austria General Standard 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Interpretation of EU Regulation 2092/91 for the climate of Austria: All animals must have access to pasture or at least an open-air exercise yard on at least 180 days a year, distributed throughout the year. Cattle kept in tethering systems must have outdoor access either 180 days distributed throughout the year or, in addition to the ANI (TGI), at least once a week. (BA-Rules 2006 chapter 3.9, 3.10.5, 3.11.3, 3.11.4, 3.12.7, 3.13.2, 3.14.3, 3.15.3)

Difference

The Bio Austria General Standard is more detailed than the EU Regulation 2092/91 as it is a specification for orientation which has to be fulfilled.

Justification

Just specification for orientation; definition of an absolutely minimum requirement under unfavourable circumstances.

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 > Outdoor access
Country/Standard: Europe > Austria > Bio Austria General Standard
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:773
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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