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.
The program is only for ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats).
This document is only available in Spanish.
For operations enrolled in CCOF’s Mexico Compliance Program, once you know you will be shipping from the U.S. to Mexico or domestically within Mexico, complete this form and send it to email@example.com.
CCOF Inspection Documents for Mexico Compliance Program are only available in Spanish.
This manual describes the standards that apply to operations entering the CCOF Mexico Compliance Program. The program is for operations in Mexico and exporting organic products to Mexico.
Yes, non-organic animals can graze on certified organic land without affecting the land’s certification. If organic and non-organic animals are pastured in the same field, they must be clearly identified in a manner that will prevent commingling of the final organic product (meat, milk, etc.).
Yes! MyCCOF is the first of its kind online organic certification management system. MyCCOF is free for all clients and provides access to records, bills, inspection reports, certificates, and more.
The purpose of an organic inspection is to confirm that your operation meets the NOP standards and regulations both before it is certified and every year after as long as it remains certified. Inspectors do this by confirming that what you say in your application, called an Organic System Plan (OSP), is what you are doing in practice.
An excellent, low-cost resource titled Preparing for Organic Inspection, which includes checklists and other resources, is available from NCAT's Sustainable Agriculture Project.
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