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Free range conditions, area, cattle/sheep - NL Skal Standards 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) Free range conditions, area, cattle/sheep - NL Skal Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

SKAL has set norms for the number of days dairy cows and sheep must be on pasture. SKAL rule Text: 2.3 article 5: Cows must spend at least 120 days on pasture, starting when they are 15 weeks or older. Dairy sheep must spend 180 days in pasture.

Difference

SKAL has set norms for the amount of days on pasture, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 has not defined the amount of days.

Justification

All animals need time on pasture.

EU Regulation

Annex VIII. Minimum livestock surface areas indoor and outdoors

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:79
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:30 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:45

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