1. Animal Husbandry Regulation

Original Language Title: Änderung der 1. Tierhaltungsverordnung

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61. Regulation of the Federal Minister for health, modifies the 1 animal husbandry regulation

On the basis of articles 16 and 24 para 1 subpara 1 of the Federal Act on the protection of animals (animal welfare act ed.), Federal Law Gazette I no. 118/2004 article 2, I no. 80/2010, last amended by BGBl. in agreement with the Federal Minister of agriculture and forestry, prescribed environmental and water management:

1 animal farming regulation, Federal Law Gazette II No. 485/2004, as last amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 219/2010, is amended as follows:

1. According to section 2 paragraph 3 be added following paragraph 4 to 6:

"(4) the minimum requirements referred to in annexes 1 to 11 can be derogated from then, if the attitude project according to new mass-produced housing systems or mass-produced housing systems and housing equipment, which according to § 18 para 6 Ed. furnished office as compliance with the animal welfare law found and no opposition to Union legislation exists.

(5) up to 31.12.2017 of the Federal Ministry of health and by the Federal Ministry of agriculture and forestry is carrying out a project with regard to the evaluation of the farming systems in the area of the farrowing bays environment and water management. This project has alternative procedure for the improvement and adaptation of existing systems for farrowing Bay in the interests of animal protection to develop. In particular is to examine the duration of the critical phase of life of the piglets. Additionally, the economical, to take into account operational and environmental impact of the farrowing systems, taking into account the development of the European internal market. You are para to submit 6 Ed. furnished Office and to examine this on the basis of the project as a suitable-looking systems by the contracting authorities of the project pursuant to section 18.

(6) new minimum requirements are due to the project in accordance with paragraph 5 by adaptations to this regulation without delay to set."

2. in Appendix 1, the following second paragraph is inserted in point 2.7. According to the first paragraph.

"Horses regularly more than six hours per day used for the carriage in a team, with free outflow are days them within a week to at least two non-consecutive days to grant. Also must ensure that the total weight of fully loaded stands on level ground and smooth surface does not exceed three times of the sum of the body weights of all tempered horses."

3. point 2.11 of annex 4 is as follows:

"2.11. INTERVENTIONS"

Permissible interventions are:



              1. the castration, if the intervention of a veterinarian or animal Schneider, of this industry on the basis of the GewO 1994, BGBl. No. 194, last modified by Federal Law Gazette I lawfully exercising no. 111/2010,; carried for effective stunning

              2. the Dehorning of fawns, mainly intended for keeping in one on milk production-oriented operation are, up to the age of four weeks up to 31.12.2015, if the procedure is performed by a veterinarian after effective anaesthesia."

4. point 3.1.1 of Appendix 5 is:

"3.1.1. obligatory group housing

Sows and gilts are for a period that begins after the ceiling and five days before the expected farrowing date ends, to keep in groups.

By way of derogation from sows and gilts can be kept individually in enterprises with fewer than ten sows for the period, provided that they can turn itself freely in the Bay."

5. point 3.2 and 3.3 of Appendix 5 are:

"3.2. SINGLE LEVEL ATTITUDE/SINGLE BAYS ATTITUDE

Individual pens for gilts and sows, which can not be kept in groups must be designed so that the animals can turn freely.

The sows in individual stalls should be kept for the period of mating, for ten days, but not more than. In this case, the single stand has a minimum width of 65 cm and a minimum length of 190 cm (from inner edge trough) to exhibit. For gilts the single booth at a width of 60 cm and 170 cm in length can be reduced."

 

"3.3. ATTITUDE IN THE PIGLET BAYS

3.3.1. farrowing systems from 1.1.2013

Five days before the expected farrowing, as well as during the Abferkelns and breastfeeding gilts and sows of other pigs can be kept separated in the pig pens.

 

Farrowing bays must be designed so that the piglets can freely be nursed and including the Sun nests for piglets following minimum surface:

 





Weight of Saugferkel1)





Minimum area







up to 10 kg





4.00 m2/sow







over 10 kg





5.00 m2/sow





(1) in the average of the group the floor farrowing bays must be executed at least to a third closed. Drainage elements in the solarium of the sow with a perforation of up to 5% are closed areas.

Farrowing bays where sows or gilts can move freely, must have a way to protect of the piglets as E.g. protection bars.

Behind the sow or gilt, an unobstructed area must be to allow a natural or assisted farrowing.

 

3.3.2. farrowing systems from 1.1.2033

Five days before the expected farrowing, as well as during the Abferkelns and breastfeeding gilts and sows of other pigs can be kept separated in the pig pens.

Farrowing bays must be designed so that sows and gilts can move freely and that the piglets can freely be suckled. The farrowing bays must have a minimum area including the Sun nests for piglets of 5,50 m2. Of which at least half must be mapped to the sunbathing area of sow and piglets. The minimum width of the farrowing must be 160 cm.

The floors of farrowing bays must be executed at least to a third closed. Drainage elements in the solarium of the sow with a perforation of up to 5% are closed areas.

 

Until the end of the critical phase of life of the piglets, the sow to protect of the piglets before presses can be, fixed the farrowing stalls in the cross - as well as in the longitudinal direction on the body size of sows and gilts must be adjustable.

Behind the sow or gilt, an unobstructed area must be to allow a natural or assisted farrowing.

Farrowing bays where sows or gilts can move freely throughout the period, must have a way to protect of the piglets as E.g. protection bars."

6 the following paragraph is added to point 8 of Appendix 5:

"The provisions of point 3.1.1, 3.2 and 3.3.1. as amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 61/2012 are current as of 1.1.2013 for all newly built, converted or taken for the first time in operating systems and farming equipment, as well as for such existing plants and keeping facilities which can meet the requirements without structural measures." From 1.1.2033 points 3.1.1.und 3.2 as amended by Federal Law Gazette the rules II No. 61/2012 for all businesses.

Appear at the end of the 31.12.2032 the provisions of clause 3.3.1. as amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 61/2012 override. From 1.1.2033, the provisions of point 3.3.2. shall apply as amended by Federal Law Gazette II No. 61/2012.

New minimum requirements for farrowing systems, that are set on the basis of § 2 para 6 in this Regulation apply to all from one year after publication. newly built, converted or taken for the first time in operating systems and keeping facilities"

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