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The Use of Kelp in Organic Livestock Feed

By March 4, 2014, all kelp used in organic livestock feed is required to be certified organic. Oregon Tilth will not allow the use or organic sale of feed inventory containing non-organic kelp after March 4. Our inspectors will audit purchased feed and supplements to confirm only certified organic kelp is used after this date.

 

This message is for livestock producers using kelp as a feed supplement.  On March 4, 2014, kelp is required to be certified organic. You can read the full text of the NOP guidance here.

Oregon Tilth will not allow the use or organic sale of feed inventory containing non-organic kelp after March 4. Our inspectors will audit purchased feed and supplements to confirm only certified organic kelp is used after this date.

Please note: In livestock healthcare products,  organic agricultural ingredients are not required. If you have questions about what constitutes a feed supplement vs. healthcare materials, please feel free to contact the Oregon Tilth Farmer Hotline at (503) 581-8102.

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