Is on-farm slaughter allowed?

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On-farm slaughter activities can be included as part of your Organic System Plan. CCOF will review your slaughter practices, including animal handling practices, and inspect this portion of your operation annually. In some cases, your operation may be required to comply with additional USDA requirements for slaughter operations. You will need to contact the USDA for more information. If you wish to slaughter poultry on-farm, you may be exempt from certain USDA inspection requirements. Consult the USDA Mondernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection page for more information.