Can I pasture organic animals on parcels that are in transition to organic?

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No, organic animals may only be fed certified organic feed, including pasture; however, dairy operations that are in their third year of organic management may feed crops and forage from land that is in its final year of transition during the 12 months immediately prior to the sale of organic milk. This allowance is provided to reduce the financial burden to dairy farms that want to transition to organic. Remember that these animals cannot be sold as organic slaughter stock.

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