National Organic Program; Origin of Livestock

National Organic Program; Origin of Livestock
Docket Number: AMS-NOP-11-0009
Effective: April 28, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS) proposes to amend the origin of livestock requirements for dairy animals under the USDA organic regulations. This proposed action would specify that a producer can transition dairy animals into organic production once. This proposed action would clarify that, after completion of this one-time transition, any new dairy animals that a producer adds to a dairy farm would need to be managed organically from the last third of gestation or sourced from dairy animals that already completed their transition into organic production. This proposed action would also clarify how breeder stock should be managed on organic livestock farms.
Andrew Perry
Standards Division, National Organic Program
1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2646–So., Ag Stop 0268
Washington, DC 20250–0268;
Telephone: (202) 720–3252
Fax: (202) 205-7808
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