OLDS, Alta. — A guide for organic beef production has been published.
Commissioned by Alberta Organics, the 50 page guide provides information on finishing organic beef and is intended to provide consistent advice for organic producers.
“It is not the final word on organics. You always have to refer to the Canadian organic standards as your main guide,” said Keleigh Cormier, who was commissioned to publish the guide.
Beef producers reviewed the material.
It is not a comprehensive manual but should be useful for both new and experienced organic beef producers.
Chapters explain year round planning, selecting the most suitable breeds, feed quality, winter care, average daily gain expectations, grass fed versus grain finishing methods and determining market readiness and selling the meat.
“There is interest in organic meat, and it is important to produce a top quality product,” Cormier said.
For more information, call Cormier at 780-922-3211.