Organic dairy production

Organic dairy farms require specific know-how and knowledge to comply with the certification requirements. Whether you are contemplating the move to organic dairy production or if you’ve already converted, our expert and specialized advisory team will help you reach your most ambitious goals.

A team specialized in organic dairy production at your service

Organic milk producers comply with agri-environmental and animal welfare standards that often exceed generally accepted practices. Our specialized advisors are knowledgeable about the requirements of organic dairy production and can offer you the technical support you need with all aspects of herd management and those more specific to the organic sector, such as: 

  • Customized plan for pasture management 
  • Organic milk quality
  • Dairy cattle exercise
  • Organic standards and permitted substances
  • Ration formulation and feed cost monitoring
  • Maximizing forage use
  • Estimating the farm’s margin

Forage production and organic pasture management

Dairy cows in organic production must be fed a large proportion of forages consumed on pasture. Our unique expertise in organic forage production and pasture management allows you to get the most out of this feeding method for your cows.

Our advisors serve farms in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.
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Guidance for your transition from traditional to organic

Are you interested in organic milk production?

Converting your traditional dairy farm to organic agriculture requires several changes in your herd and field management practices. We can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the different stages of your transition to organic dairy production. Based on an analysis of your operation, your advisor will work with you to develop a personalized plan and calculate the costs associated with the transition.

Your advisor can also facilitate the transfer to pasture for your cows and adapt rations to compliment your animals’ new diet, while maintaining milk production