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OCIA Canada
A Division of OCIA International, Inc.
Organic Crop Improvement Association
Box 3429, 637 6th St, Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0 Canada
Phone: (306) 682-3126 * Fax: (306) 682-3127
E-mail: dmiller@ocia.org  Web Site: www.ocia.org 

   

   
A Few Facts about Organic Livestock


► All agricultural products used for feed or feed ingredients including pastures must be certified organic to the respective program 

► All other feed additives must be of a natural source and have undergone only mechanical, physical, biological/enzymatic, and/or microbial (i.e. fermentation) processes (chemo- synthetic processing, extraction, etc. is prohibited)

► Feed and feed supplements produced through genetic modification are prohibited

► Any feed product containing manure or urea is prohibited

► Synthetic/artificial appetizers, colorants, preservatives, growth promoters, and/or growth stimulants are prohibited (this includes synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and trace elements)

► Meat, eggs and dairy products can be certified organic

► Meat animals/slaughter stock must be under organic management from the last third of the gestation period

► Dairy stock must be under organic management for 1 year prior to organic production

► Poultry broilers and poultry products must be poultry that are under organic management no later than the second day of life

► All agricultural products used for feed or feed ingredients must be certified organic to the respective program including pastures

► Feed and feed supplements produced through genetic modifications are prohibited

► Any feed product containing manure or urea is prohibited

► Feeding of mammalian or poultry by-products to mammals or poultry is prohibited 

► Hormone treatment for growth promotion is prohibited

   

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