Resources for understanding nutritional requirements

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) requires that livestock be fed rations sufficient to meet their nutritional requirements.

How do I know which feed rations are sufficient?

There are several peer-reviewed and high-quality sources that may help inform your decisions:

Additionally, consulting a veterinarian and animal nutritionist may be helpful. Not all livestock animal professionals understand the ins and outs of organic feed requirements. Submit all feed rations and supplements for review and approval prior to use to avoid issues.

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