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Livestock housing and free range conditions, stocking rate, ruminants - NL Skal Standards 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Livestock housing and free range conditions, stocking rate, ruminants - NL Skal Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

he amount of space in a stable and minimum days on pasture for dairy sheep, goat and cows is defined. SKAL Rule Text: 2.3 article 4: dairy sheep need 1.5 m² per animal in a stable (indoor) and 2 m² when they have lambs. Goats need 1.8 m² per animal and 1 m² outdoor area

Difference

SKAL has set norms for the housing of dairy cattle, which require more space per animal than given by the EU Regulation 2092/91 annex VIII. (1.85 m² per sheep/goat with 1 lamb indoor).

Justification

The amount of space needed per animal should be large enough.

EU Regulation

Definitions - Art.4
Annex VII. Maximum numbers of animals per ha

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Animal housing
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:78
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:30 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:45

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