Germany: ban on housing of cattle in tied barn

The German federal government proposes to ban the housing of cattle in tied barns on farms with more than 50 head of cattle in five years. On smaller farms tied barns will only be allowed when the cattle has two times a week entrance to a free area outside and during summer season to pasture. The government of de southern state Bavaria has already apposed against the federal propose. Only in Bavaria 11000 farms keep cattle in tied barns.

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