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Certified Grass-Fed

OPT Grass-Fed Livestock

The Certified Grass-Fed Organic Livestock Program sets the first national standard for grass-fed, organic dairy and meat production. The goal is to provide a third-party certification program for the entire supply chain from production to handling. Quality Certification Services is proud to hold accreditation for Organic Plus Trust (OPT) Grass-Fed Organic Livestock certification.

OPT Grass-Fed standards include

  • 60% Dry Matter Intake from pasture
  • 150 days on pasture
  • Grain-free feed or pre-grain stage (i.e. tassel)
  • 90-day transition period to become Grass-Fed

What’s required by QCS?

An operation must be part of Organic Valley’s FARM Program. To become a part, reach out to CROPP Cooperative. QCS does not offer this certification according to American Grass-Fed Association (AGA) standards.


For more information, reach out to us on our Organic page, in an email to qcs@qcsinfo.org, or with a phone call to (352) 377-0133.

– Tell us about your business and certification desires.
– Hear about our services and offerings.
– Ask us any questions you have about the process, cost, timeline, etc.
– Receive a free application packet with the forms and resources you need to apply.

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