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Organic Wool

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:44:38 AM America/Los_Angeles

Certified Organic Wool

Organic Wool

In order for wool to be certified as "organic," it must be produced in accordance with federal standards for organic livestock production.  Federal requirements for organic livestock production include:

  • Livestock feed and forage used from the last third of gestation must be certified organic;
  • Use of synthetic hormones and genetic engineering is prohibited;
  • Use of synthetic pesticides (internal, external, and on pastures) is prohibited, and
  • Producers must encourage livestock health through good cultural and management practices.

Organic livestock management is different from non-organic management in at least two major ways: 1) Sheep cannot be dipped in parasiticides (insecticides) to control external parasites such as ticks and lice. 2) Organic livestock producers are required to ensure that they do not exceed the natural carrying capacity of the land on which their animals graze. Third-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production.  The Organic Trade Association has developed standards that apply to the processing of organic wool.  

Certified Organic Wool

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