ISDA Organic Logo

Organic Livestock Production

USDA Organic Logo

Instructions

To apply for organic certification for livestock production:

First time applicants must submit an application, application fee, a complete Organic System Plan for Crops (visit the crop production page for crop forms), and a complete Organic System Plan for each type of livestock raised (dairy, non-dairy ruminant, and non-ruminant).

Continuing applicants must submit an application, application fee, and either updated individual sections of the Organic System Plans or complete Organic System Plans. Renewal packets are mailed out by the end of February each year to operations currently certified organic by the ISDA.

Please visit the handling/processing page to view forms for handling/processing certification.

____________________________

Application Materials

Application for Organic Certification

 

   

Complete Organic System Plan for Dairy

Section 1: General Information

Section 2: Compliance History

Section 3: Livestock Density Description

Section 4: Origin of Organic Livestock

Section 5: Livestock Feed and Feed Supplements

- Less than 6 Months

- Young Heifers

- Bred Heifers

- Far Offs

- Close Ups

- Fresh

- Low Producers

- High Producers

- Milking (When rations are same for all.)

- Bulls

- Mature Goat Does

Section 6: Water

Section 7: Living Conditions

Section 8: Pasture

Section 9: Manure Management

Section 10: Livestock Health Care Practices

Section 11: Pre-Slaughter Management

Section 12: Milk Collection and Handling

Section 13: Animal Identification

Section 14: Marketing and Labeling

Section 15: Record Keeping System

Section 16: Split Production

 

Complete Organic System Plan for Ruminant

Section 1: General Information

Section 2: Compliance History

Section 3: Livestock Density Description

Section 4: Origin of Organic Livestock

Section 5: Livestock Feed and Feed Suppliments

Feed Ration Addendum

Section 6: Water

Section 7: Living Conditions

Section 8: Pasture

Section 9: Manure Management

Section 10: Livestock Health Care Practices

Section 11: Pre-Slaughter Management

Section 12: Fiber Clip

Section 13: Animal Identification

Section 14: Marketing and Labeling

Section 15: Record Keeping System

Section 16: Split Production

 

Complete Organic System Plan for Non-ruminant

Section 1: General Information

Section 2: Compliance History

Section 3: Livestock Density Description

Section 4: Origin of Organic Livestock

Section 5: Livestock Feed and Feed Supplements

Section 6: Water

Section 7: Living Conditions

Section 8: Pasture

Section 9: Manure Management

Section 10: Livestock Health Care Practices

Section 11: Pre-Slaughter Management

Section 12: Egg Collection and Holding

Section 13: Fiber Clip

Section 14: Animal Identification

Section 15: Marketing and Labeling

Section 16: Record Keeping System

Section 17: Split Production

Please contact us to request a printed copy or for help completing the forms.

____________________________

Supplemental Materials

Livestock Material Inventory

USDA Guide for Organic Livestock Producers

 

USDA Sample Livestock Documentation Forms