First-ever free easy to understand consumer guide to the organic standards

Have you ever asked yourself: What is the difference between organic and non-organic honey? Milk? Meat? Clothing?

Organic farming on a small area

Consumer demand for chemical free and environmentally sound high quality produce is increasing. Organic food and farming is now being more widely recognised as an economically viable option to meet this demand. 

Small farm organics: the answer that lies beneath us

Soil is the earth’s foundation for all land-based living organisms including - not only ourselves - but also the crops grown by farmers to generate an income. In order to feed ourselves we need to be able to feed the soil with organic matter - humus.

Organic treatments for parasites

Many compounds shown to be effective against early worm stages in laboratory studies have been generally disappointing when tested in live animals. Treatments administered orally are often broken down by microbes and enzymes in the cattle gut before they can affect worms.

Organic farming and severely parasitised animals

Clearly, leaving animals untreated where animals are under stress from parasites and no effective organically accredited treatment is available is unacceptable from a welfare perspective.

Alternatives to chemical weed control

The cheapest weed control option is obviously prevention. There are many practices that we can adopt to ensure we do not introduce weeds onto our property.  There are 6 principles of weed management:

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