• Farms and abattoirs are independently audited.
• Antibiotics and growth promoting hormones are not permitted.
• Animals have access to pasture.
• Feedlots, farrowing crates, sow stalls and cages are not permitted.
• Stocking densities need to support local conditions and allow constant pasture coverage.
Although Demeter standards allow nose-ringing and teeth clipping, Demeter have stipulated this practice does not occur.