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Raising Organic Pigs: A Guide to USDA Certified Organic Requirements



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By Peter J. Lammers

Published: April 2011

Updated: 2011

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8 pages


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Introduction

Pigs effectively convert grains, produce, and unsalable agricultural products into highly marketable pork and provide readily available crop nutrients as manure. The label "USDA certified organic" is reserved for those products raised and produced in compliance with federal regulations. This publication addresses the four general topics related to organic certification for pigs: source of animals, feed, healthcare, and living conditions. Emphasis is given to reviewing allowed and prohibited practices for the experienced pig farmer considering organic pig production.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Source of Animals
Feed
Health Care
Living Conditions
Conclusion
References
Further Resources

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