Organic certifiers in the UK are being urged to take the lead in preparing the sector for 2012 regulations requiring pullets to be fully organic.

The call has come from Hi Peak Peak Organic Feeds, whose feed advisor Mike Burrows says: “Organic poultry producers need guidance on the issue of pullet supply for 2012 as a matter of urgency. Under the new measures, pullets will have to have access to outdoor ranging, and many established organic pullet-rearing units will not have the facility to accommodate this.”

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Rearers will need to be compliant by the second week of August 2012.