livestock


New vet at Rodale Institute

By Teresa McMinn, Reading Eagle Correspondent Originally published at Berks Country Hubert Karreman said he feels like he’s arrived home. The founder and principal of Bovinity Health, a small medical company where he practiced antibiotic-free treatment for infectious diseases in … Continued

Inside the Review Process: Inputs for organic livestock

By Peggy Miars, OMRI Executive Director/CEO Sales of organic livestock products such as meat, eggs and dairy are growing rapidly, but the certification process remains relatively time consuming and complex compared to the process for other organic products. Recent developments … Continued

Nutrient management in organic no-till systems

by Dr. Gladis Zinati No-till management is generally recognized for its potential to improve soil quality, significantly reduce runoff and erosion, sequester atmospheric CO2, increase nitrogen conservation, as well as reduce  machinery, labor and fuel costs. However conventional no-till relies … Continued

Establishing a small-scale, sustainable, pastured poultry operation

By Melanie Bare and Christine Ziegler-Ulsh The word sustainable is defined as “a method of harvesting or using a resource that replaces and renews the resource, rather than depleting or permanently damaging it”. In agriculture, sustainability is achieved balancing ecological … Continued