Submit to California counties for assistance with verifying land use history and performing PUR records searches.
The program requires participation in an approved animal welfare program.
Like organic certification, OPT Grass-Fed requires ruminants to graze throughout the grazing season. However, the minimum length of the grazing season is increased to 150 days and the required dry matter intake from pasture is increased to 60% in the grass-fed program.
In addition to pasture and harvested forage, restricted amounts of organic grain-free feedstuffs such as beet pulp, alfalfa pellets, molasses, etc. can be used to balance rations. Supplemental vitamins and minerals are also allowed. Refer to the program standards for details. Note that even if a feedstuff is approved for organic production, it may not be allowed for the grass-fed program or only allowed in limited quantities.
Upon completion of the application process and approval from both CCOF and OPT, you can use the grass-fed logo on your product.
The program is only for ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats).
This document is only available in Spanish.
For operations enrolled in CCOF’s Mexico Compliance Program, once you know you will be shipping from the U.S. to Mexico or domestically within Mexico, complete this form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCOF Inspection Documents for Mexico Compliance Program are only available in Spanish.
This manual describes the standards that apply to operations entering the CCOF Mexico Compliance Program. The program is for operations in Mexico and exporting organic products to Mexico.
Yes, non-organic animals can graze on certified organic land without affecting the land’s certification. If organic and non-organic animals are pastured in the same field, they must be clearly identified in a manner that will prevent commingling of the final organic product (meat, milk, etc.).