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Allowed Livestock Medications

Helpful tips on allowed medications for organic livestock.

Dry Matter Intake from Pasture

Use this worksheet throughout the grazing season to document the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) in each ration fed to each class of animal. Complete a new worksheet any time the ration for a class of animals changes.

Feed Type DMI Table

Use this document as a reference for average dry matter percentages for common feeds.

H2.2 Livestock Feed

Describe your organic livestock feed products. Attach labels to this form. Update this form when you add a new product.

H2.8 Temporary Livestock Management

If you hold live animals for slaughter for up to one week, tell us how you manage them.

Livestock Offsite Location Affidavit

A CCOF certified operation may use another certified organic location for animal grazing and/or management if records are maintained that fully disclose all activities and transactions. Use this form to add a certified organic offsite location to your Organic System Plan.

Seasonal Dry Matter Intake from Pasture

Use this worksheet at the end of the grazing season to average the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) from each feed ration. This worksheet will help you find the overall average DMI from pasture for the entire grazing season for each class of animals.

Am I allowed to confine my animals if they are certified organic?

Temporary confinement of organic animals is allowed for specific reasons. These reasons are described in §205.239. All periods of confinement must be documented. Confinement records will be reviewed at annual inspections.

Are there any ruminant animals that are exempt from the 30% DMI during the grazing season?

Yes, breeding bulls, animals denied pasture in accordance with temporary confinement allowances (§ 205.239(b)(1-8), and slaughter stock in the finishing phase are exempt from the 30% dry matter intake (DMI) requirement. Bulls cannot be sold, labeled, or represented as organically produced if they are denied pasture. Those animals temporarily denied pasture must obtain at least 30% of their DMI for the periods that they are on pasture.


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