eOrganic Dairy Production System Topics: Articles and other resources on transitioning to organic dairy, organic dairy certification, cropping systems, grazing management, nutrition, herd health, and milk quality.

Animal Health

Mastitis Control on Organic Dairies in the United States: Learn about the challenges and solutions organic dairy producers face in controlling mastitis and harvesting quality milk.

2016 Integrated Pest Management Guide for Organic Dairies: This guide provides an outline of practices for the management of external arthropod pests such as flies,lice, mites and grubs on organic dairy farms. Left uncontrolled, these pests negatively impact animal health and production. While organic production has recently increased, information about how to farm organically is still in need of considerably more research. This guide compiles the most currently available information on dairy arthropod pests, but acknowledges that effective means of organic control are insufficient for some of these pests. As new information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future revisions of this guide. While critical to organic dairy production, this guide does not include information on nutrition, feed stocks, or internal parasites of dairy cattle.

Pasture

Managing Dairy Grazing for More Milk and Profit: This publication covers how pasture grows, understanding grazing systems, and forage quality. It also covers advanced tools for managing high-intensity grazing systems, such as the feed wedge (also called pasture wedge or grazing wedge).