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Document Name & Description Operation Types Document Type
Allowed Livestock Medications

Helpful tips on allowed medications for organic livestock.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Apiculture Colony Application

Use this form, in place of the Livestock Animal Application, to describe your bee hive/colony. Submit this with your initial CCOF application or if/when you have new hives/colonies you wish to certify.

Grower, Livestock producer Organic System Plan
Certification Tips for Livestock Operations

Helpful tips for livestock operations starting out in organic certification.

Grower, Livestock producer, I am not an organic operation Helpful documents or flyer
Dry Matter Intake from Pasture

Use this worksheet throughout the grazing season to document the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) in each ration fed to each class of animal. Complete a new worksheet any time the ration for a class of animals changes.

Grower, Livestock producer Form, Template or worksheet
Feed Type DMI Table

Use this document as a reference for average dry matter percentages for common feeds.

Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
H2.2 Livestock Feed

Describe your organic livestock feed products. Attach labels to this form. Update this form when you add a new product.

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
H2.8 Temporary Livestock Management

If you hold live animals for slaughter for up to one week, tell us how you manage them.

Processor or Handler Organic System Plan
Introduction to Livestock Certification

Helpful tips on livestock certification.

Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Livestock Offsite Location Affidavit

A CCOF certified operation may use another certified organic location for animal grazing and/or management if records are maintained that fully disclose all activities and transactions. Use this form to add a certified organic offsite location to your Organic System Plan.

Grower, Livestock producer Form, Organic System Plan
Risk Management Options for Organic Livestock and Forage Production in California

USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) Risk Management Options for Organic Livestock and Forage Production in California

  • Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP)
  • RMA Crop Insurance for Organic Alfalfa in California

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Disaster Assistance Programs for Organic Livestock and Forage Production in California

  • Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
  • Additional Disaster Assistance Programs
Grower, Livestock producer Helpful documents or flyer
Seasonal Dry Matter Intake from Pasture

Use this worksheet at the end of the grazing season to average the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) from each feed ration. This worksheet will help you find the overall average DMI from pasture for the entire grazing season for each class of animals.

Grower, Livestock producer Form, Template or worksheet