I am an organic livestock producer and have just purchased non-organic bred females in order to expand my herd. How do I transition them into the herd, and when will they be considered ‘certified organic’?

Animals purchased for breeding SHOULD be organic; however, if suitable stock is not available, and non-organic breeding stock are purchased in order to expand the herd, the dams must be under continuous organic management from the beginning of the last third of the dam’s gestation period in order to certify the offspring.

The dams purchased as non-organic will always be considered non-organic meat animals.

How Can I Get Certified:

Visit our How to Get Certified page and follow the step-by-step process to guide your path to successful organic certification.

Who PACS Certifies:

PACS certifies Canadian enterprises in the following industries: organic crop production, organic livestock production, organic greenhouse, sprouts & microgreen production, organic food & beverage production, organic cannabis production, organic and wild-harvested mushrooms, wild-harvest certification, maple and birch production, natural and agricultural health products. Follow PACS Step-by-Step Guide to Organic Certification.

Our Programs:

PACS certifies to the Canada Organic Regime (COR) for national and international export of products as well as to the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) for certification within the clients province. PACS has an in-house certification program for agricultural health products as well as the Transition to Organic program. Read more about PACS Organic Certification Programs.