Certifying Livestock

Below are links to specific information and the forms required to certify organic livestock.  Please click on the type of livestock that applies to you and read the information provided on each page carefully.

Note: Interested in becoming a certified organic livestock or poultry producer? First, be prudent and contact MCS prior to purchasing any ruminant or non-ruminant animals as well as poultry. If you intend to certify an organic dairy herd, please contact the MCS office and ask to speak with a Dairy Specialist.  We will send the forms you need after we discuss the requirements and the different ways to achieve a certified organic dairy herd.

Buying, Selling and Transporting Organic Livestock

Please be sure to also read our guidance documents, all of which are located in our Practice Manualwhich you can read online or download. You can learn more about record keeping for organic livestock production here. Find record keeping requirements specific to dairies here. If you prefer, you can receive a paper copy in the mail, plus any forms you may need.  Call 568-6030 or email certification@mofga.org.

If your livestock operation involves the growing of crops (hay, corn etc.) please be aware that we cannot issue a certificate for a crop after it is harvested. In these cases the application deadline will be the same as for crops applications – June 1, 2024.

Thank you for choosing MOFGA Certification Services.

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