This resource is designed to help you calculate how much dry matter your animals get from pasture and demonstrate that you have a plan to comply with the National Organic Program requirements for pasture for organic ruminant livestock.
Short introductory video from WSDA on USDA organic livestock feed requirements.
This webinar focuses on the livestock feed requirements of the National Organic Standards in more detail. The presenters break down livestock feed standards and how they apply to specific systems; give an overview of feed supplements, including how they are classified and regulations for use; and explain guidelines for ensuring that your animals’ nutritional needs… Continue reading Decoding Organic Feed and Supplement Requirements for Livestock
Need a quick reference guide for how to get started with understanding organic rules for livestock feed, supplements and nutrition? Oregon Tilth’s condensed Quick Start Guide series is designed to answer your big questions quickly, give examples and point to helpful tools to get started
This webinar focused on the recordkeeping requirements for dry matter intake (DMI) during the grazing season, pasture access, and feed records needed for the on-site inspection and certification. The presenters demonstrated examples of recordkeeping for organic ruminant operations and discussed how to avoid common recordkeeping pitfalls that can impact compliance. Using examples from both small… Continue reading Demystifying Pasture, Feed, and Dry Matter Intake Records
This manual provides all the resources you need to write your grazing plan, monitor its efficacy, and adjust your management throughout the grazing season. Periodically reviewing your plan and records will help you assess how well you are working toward your goals and will suggest ways to improve the next season. The manual starts with… Continue reading Grazing Planning Manual and Workbook