Organic Livestock

USDA. AMS. National Organic Program.

Factsheet summarizes National Organic Program standards for all livestock production, ruminant pasture standards, and the benefits of organic livestock production and pasture-based systems.

National Center for Appropriate Technology and the USDA. AMS. National Organic Program.

"This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers."

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service.

Full-text publications cover organic livestock production practices and list subject experts, publications and Web sites. Includes highlights of the USDA National Organic Program Regulations and a workbook to help producers understand allowed practices and materials.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

"This searchable online database provides information on suppliers who offer certified organic feed for livestock. It is searchable by region and by type of livestock feed offered. Lists of distributors for some organic feeds are also included."

Iowa State University. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Presents a market overview of organic dairy production, processing, sales, and competition in the market. Includes links to reports and websites on organic dairy Marketing, Processing/Manufacturing, Production, and Businesses/Case Studies.

Iowa State University. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Presents a market overview of organic beef, marketing and sales.  Discusses USDA organic certification requirements, production systems and imports.  Includes links to reports and websites on organic beef Marketing, Processing/Manufacturing, Production, and Businesses/Case Studies.

Iowa State University. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Presents USDA organic certification requirements and a marketing overview of organic lamb production, processing, marketing channels, sales, and competition in the market. Includes links to reports and websites on organic lamb Marketing, Processing/Manufacturing, Production, and Businesses/Case Studies.

Iowa State University. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Presents USDA organic certification requirements and a market overview of organic pork production, processing, marketing channels, and sales. Includes links to reports and websites on organic swine Marketing, Processing/Manufacturing, Production, and Businesses/Case Studies.

Iowa State University. Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

Presents a market overview of organic poultry production, poultry prices, and market demand.  Includes links to reports and websites on organic poultry Marketing, Processing/Manufacturing, Production, and Businesses/Case Studies.

University of Reading (Canada). Department of Agriculture. Organic Livestock Research Group.

Compendium of resource material and training tool for "farmers, advisors, inspectors, veterinarians, organic sector bodies and policy makers on issues related to general and specific animal health and welfare aspects of organic livestock production."