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  • Directory of Organic Inputs: Livestock Edition (out-dated)

    Livestock, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    ACORN is very pleased to make available the Directory of Organic Inputs: Livestock edition. Consult this directory to find out more about what inputs are allowable in organic livestock production (2012).

  • Organic Beef & Organic Pasture Fed Beef

    Livestock

    Organic Beef & Organic Pasture Fed Beef; Production Systems; Marketing

  • Animal Welfare Keys & Tips in Organic Livestock Production

    Livestock

    Assessing Animal Welfare; Identifying natural behaviours and the proper management practices as a response.

  • Organic Dairying

    Livestock

    Organic Dairying; Production Systems; Transition to Organic Production
  • Grass-fed beef with Ron Gargasz

    Livestock

    Grass-fed beef with Ron Gargasz: Ecological importance of farming production/consumption; What do you do to maintain pasture quality?
  • Maritime Heritage Livestock Breeders - Directory 2009

    Livestock

    2009 Maritime Heritage Livestock Breeders Directory
  • Poultry Production Methods

    Livestock

    Poultry Production Methods; Breed; Production; Housing; Pricing; Challenges; Resources
  • Pastured Poultry with Tarrah Young

    Livestock

    Poultry Production Methods; Breed; Ration and Metabolic Disorders; Housing; Challenges; Resources
  • Solutions to perennial problems: Animal Control Solutions with Peter Maxner

    Livestock

    Solutions to perennial problems: Animal Control Solutions with Peter Maxner
  • Pastured Pork with Tarah Young

    Livestock

    Pastured Pork with Tarah Young: Pig breeds; Feeding; Health; Pasture system; Slaughter; Marketing; Pricing
  • Incorporating Livestock into a Market Garden or Mixed Farm with Rupert Jannasch

    Livestock

    Incorporating Livestock into a Market Garden or Mixed Farm with Rupert Jannasch: Animal breeds; Rotation system
  • Pasture Renovation with Aaron Hiltz

    Livestock

    Pasture Renovation with Aaron Hiltz: Multi-species grazing; Rotation system
  • Getting Started With Draft Horse Farming with Stewart Fotheringham

    Livestock

    Getting Started With Draft Horse Farming with Stewart Fotheringham: Tractors vs. Horses; Cost; Pasture Management; Care
  • Innovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen Mallory

    Livestock

    Innovative Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cereal Crops with Dr. Ellen Mallory
  • First Steps to Certified Organic Livestock

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Livestock

    Prepared by Roxanne Beavers P. Ag., Janet Wallace and Elizabeth Dacombe, the First Steps to Certified Organic Livestock Production is a great resource for those looking to get into organic livestock production.

  • Maritime Heritage Livestock Breeders Directory

    Livestock

    Find heritage breeds of livestock in the Maritimes by searching this complete directory prepared by Cheryl Williams of Shani's Farm in Nova Scotia.

  • The Role of Homeopathy in Farm Animals

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Julie Anne Lee (College of Animal Homeopathic Medicine) presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference. 

    View Julie Anne Lee slideshow presentation here.

  • Rare breeds for Grass-fed beef

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Harry Stoddart, with Elwood Quinn and Stacy Corkum present at the 2014 ACORN Conference.

    View Harry Stoddart's slideshow presentation here.

  • Poultry - Colourful Chickens, Odd Ducks and Flying Turkeys

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Harry Stoddart presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference.

    View Harry Stoddart's slideshow presentation here.

  • Rare Breeds: Moving from a Hobby to a Business

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Harry Stoddart of Stoddart Family Farm presents at the 2014 ACORN Conference.

    View Harry Stoddart's slideshow presentation here.

  • Integrating Livestock into Organic Field Cropping Systems

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Presented by Ruth Knight, Organic Consultant Inc. at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View presentation here

  • Homeopathic First Aid for Acute Trauma and the First Stage of Fevers

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Presented by Julie Anne Lee, DHC, of Adored Beast Aopothecary at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View slideshow presentation here

  • Business of Livestock - Make your Livestock Make Money

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Presented by Tim Livingstone of Strawberry Hill Farm at the 2015 ACORN Conference

    View slideshow presentation here

  • Animal Management with Sebastien Angers

    ACORN Conference, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    From the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton NB. Pastured pork requires a process of trial and error. Sanitation and hygiene is one of the biggest challenges and having a good barn set up and cleaning routine is paramount. Decisions of when to put your animals on pasture and take them off help with animal nutrition and pasture longevity and health.

  • Intensive Pasture Management

    ACORN Conference, Complementary Agriculture, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    Sébastien Angers at the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton.

    Paying attention to your pastures and grazing times is most important for maximising yield. Pastures provide most energy at certain stages in growth. Pigs will ruin a pasture if not taken off or put on at the wrong stage of plant growth. The mix of species in a pasture can be adjusted according to every farm and climate. Pay attention to managing pastures for best longevity and results.

  • Processing On-Farm and Off-Farm

    ACORN Conference, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    In this presentation from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Guylaine Buecheli, who farms in Quebec, discusses her and her partner’s farm and how it has grown to meet consumer demands. The couple raise pigs, cattle, and do their own processing at a butcher they co-own. More recently they’ve begun to cure and dry their own deli styled meats. Guylaine talks about the challenges they’ve faced as they expanded their business.

  • Organic Dairy in the Maritimes: Opportunities and Options

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Alyson Chisholm has been farming in McKees Mills since 2009 when she and her partner bought the land and converted it into a working farm. The couple produce certified organic fruits and vegetables and raise dairy and meat goats. In this presentation, from the 2013 ACORN Conference in Moncton, Alyson talks about her experience raising goats for both meat and milk production. Alyson is followed by Roger Henry, a small producer from PEI, who discusses some of the barriers small milk producers face in the Maritimes. The presentation was followed by a short Q and A session.

  • Halal Meat 101

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Zaheera Denath presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

  • Ethical Veal

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Emily Shapiro presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

  • Small Cows, Small Acreages, Big Profits

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    Mike Lafortune presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

  • Forage Mixtures & Species

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    John Duynisveld presents at the 2016 ACORN Conference.

    View the accompanying slideshow presentation here.

  • AgPal Program and Service Finder

    Business & Marketing, Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Infrastructure & Equipment, Livestock

    AgPal is a web-based discovery tool to help producers and others in the agriculture and agri-business sector find the federal, provincial and territorial programs and services that specifically apply to them.

  • OACC's Resources for Atlantic Canada

    Certification, Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Horticulture, Livestock, Soil & Compost

    The OACC offers research srticles on soils, horticulture, field crops, livestock and other.  Also, web-based courses on Composting, Organic Field Crop Production, Organic Livestock Production, Principles of Organic Horticulture and the Transition to Organic Agriculture.

  • OACC's News Articles from Canadian Farm Newspapers

    Getting Started With Organic Farming, Grain & Field Crops, Livestock, Pests, Disease & Weeds

    Articles covering a wide variety of topics, including many relevant or about the Atlantic region

  • Summer Podcast Series: Intro to Rare Breeds and Heritage Livestock

    ACORN Conference, Livestock

    This Podcast features a workshop led by Elwood Quinn at ACORN's 2014 Conference in Halifax, NS. Speaker and long-time farmer and educator, Elwood Quinn, introduced participants to the breadth of possibilities when it comes to raising, caring, and using rare breed and heritage livestock.