Pasture for Organic Ruminant Livestock: Understanding and Implementing the National Organic Program (NOP) Pasture Rule


This publication offers a summary of several key provisions within the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations as they pertain to pasture management, access to pasture, feed, and grazing intake by ruminant livestock — collectively referred to as the “Pasture Rule.” It also assists producers in implementing the provisions of the rule. Tools for calculating dry matter intake (DMI) and conducting grazing management are included.

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