Bison (Source: USDA)Livestock production alternatives provide farmers with a wide variety of options, from raising unusual animals to utilizing pasture-based systems to developing value-added animal products. See also:
Certified Humane Certification Program

Humane Farm Animal Care

Non-profit group provides inspection, certification and labeling program for meat, poultry, egg and dairy products from animals raised to humane care standards.

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network.

Provides information and technical assistance to small meat processors and on-farm meat and poultry processing operations.

Guidebook for the Preparation of HACCP Plans and Generic HACCP Models

USDA. Food Safety Inspection Service.

Guides to generic HAACP models for animal slaughter and meat products including very small-scale operations.