Natural cover requirement for poultry ranges
This is a reminder that the Soil Association standard on poultry range quality and cover comes into effect from November 2020 - this requirement does not apply to geese and ducks. Standard 3.12.16 requires at least 5% of poultry range to provide natural cover and must be located in a way to promote full and extensive use of the range.
You will need to be fully compliant with this standard from November 2020. For the full standard wording and guidance, please refer to the Farming and Growing Standards.
If you would like advice on providing natural cover, please call our Producer Support team on 0300 330 0100.