September 15, 2006


Organic livestock production offers challenges, opportunities Printer-friendly version Attendees learned about the challenges of treating livestock on organic farms during a session at the AVMA Annual Convention in Honolulu. "In general, all natural materials are allowed, and all synthetics are prohibited, unless the (National Organic Standards Board) is petitioned by the industry or individuals, and the substance is subsequently allowed by the Secretary (of Agriculture)," explained presenter Dr. Hubert J. Karreman, a dairy veterinarian in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Karreman operates a dairy practice called Penn Dutch Cow Care and works with approximately 80 organic dairy farms. He serves on the NOSB and has participated ...

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