This form is used to document your current livestock suppliers. Update this form when suppliers change or you add new suppliers.
This template is available for download as a printable pdf or Excel document to list and describe your livestock.
Complete and submit this form to request approval for temporary confinement of your animals due to unforeseen circumstances not currently approved as allowable reasons for temporary confinement in your OSP.
Complete and submit this form to document locations where you store livestock feed, roughages for bedding, and/or livestock products as part of your OSP.
If you buy or receive live ruminant animals, request that your supplier complete this attestation or provide similar documentation to confirm which animals are eligible for slaughter as organic.
If you buy or receive live ruminant animals, use this receiving checklist to verify that they are eligible for slaughter as organic.
The program requires participation in an approved animal welfare program.
Like organic certification, OPT Grass-Fed requires ruminants to graze throughout the grazing season. However, the minimum length of the grazing season is increased to 150 days and the required dry matter intake from pasture is increased to 60% in the grass-fed program.
In addition to pasture and harvested forage, restricted amounts of organic grain-free feedstuffs such as beet pulp, alfalfa pellets, molasses, etc. can be used to balance rations. Supplemental vitamins and minerals are also allowed. Refer to the program standards for details. Note that even if a feedstuff is approved for organic production, it may not be allowed for the grass-fed program or only allowed in limited quantities.
Upon completion of the application process and approval from both CCOF and OPT, you can use the grass-fed logo on your product.