This animal systems page provides information on organic poultry farming, organic dairy farming, integrated crop/livestock systems as well as broader guides on farming organic for livestock and poultry.

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Dairy Your Way

This publication was created to provide information that will help producers explore the many choices available for today’s dairy farms. This book is not intended to be a how-to dairy guide or manual. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer for dairy farmers seeking success as milk producers, there are many options that can be profitable and satisfying.Download File (3.25 MB)

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NOFA Handbooks

A series of eight handbooks for new farmers or established producers seeking to transition to organic or improve their current practices. Print only; order from Chelsea Green.

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Poultry Your Way

Poultry Your Way is for anyone interested in commercially raising, processing, and marketing poultry. It is designed to help you consider alternatives, and to help you make decisions about which alternative(s) will be most compatible with your family and business goals.Download File (2.48 MB)

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Profitable Poultry

Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture features farmer experiences plus the latest research in a guide to raising chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing and pastures.Download File (2.82 MB)  | Online Text Version

Additional Resources

The following resources, which were not funded or produced by SARE, contain valuable information.

ATTRA Organic Poultry Production

ATTRA Pastures: Going Organic

ATTRA Predator Control for Sustainable & Organic Livestock Production

USDA Guide for Organic Livestock Producers

USDA Pasture for Organic Ruminant Livestock