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Cost and Returns to Organic Dairy Farming in Maine and Vermont for 2004, November 23, 2005
University of Maine Department of Resource Economics and Policy Staff Paper #555
Consumer Perceptions of Pasture-raised Beef and Dairy Products: An Internet Study, February 2004
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Title: The real dirt : farmers tell about organic and low-input practices in the Northeast
Edited by Miranda Smith and members of the Northeast Organic Association and Cooperative Extension
Published: Burlington, VT : Northeast Region SARE/ACE , c1994

Summary: Based on interviews with more than 60 farmers in 8 states, this book provides an overview of the techniques and systems that organic and low-input farmers relied upon from 1989 to 1991. Sections cover management of soil, pest, crops, livestock and dairy, marketing concerns, transition and whole-farm design.

Call Number: 53 REA
Subjects: Crop production, Dairy production, Farm management and decision making, Livestock, Marketing, Organic farming, Reduced chemical inputs, Soil management

Title: Organic dairy farming, A Resource for Farmers
Editor: Jody Padgham of MOSES,192 pages with 20 authors

Summary: The basics of production and certification for organic dairy. Chapters on herd health, dairy nutrition, milk quality, calves, pasture, soils, organic crop management.

ISBN: 09637982-3-5
Subjects: Dairy Nutrition, Cow and Calf Management, Organic Health Care, Stress and Animal Handling, Farm Milk Quality, Farm Biosecurity, Animal Breeding for Organic Production, Organic Cropping Systems, Pasture Management, Organic Certification... and more.

Title: Organic dairy farming
Laura Benson
Contributors: Kickapoo Organic Resource Network
Second Author: Robert Zirkel
Published: Gays Mills, WI : Orang-utan Press , 1996, c1995

Summary: There are chapters providing background to organic production, obstacles to conversion to organic production, herd health issues, organic cropping systems, rotational grazing, marketing and certification.

ISBN: 0963798219
Call Number: 71.12 ORG
Subjects: Cattle, dairy, Dairy production, Organic certification, Organic dairy farming, Organic farming

Title: The Organic Decision : Transitionaing to Organic Dairy Production
Department of Applied Economics and Management
Second Author: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University , 2002

Summary: A step by step book to help you plan for transitioning to organic dairy production.

Call Number: 86.2 ORG
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, Dairy production, Dairy products, Farm management and decision making, Marketing, Milk, Organic farming

Title: The small dairy resource book : information sources for farmstead producers and processors
Vicki H. Dunaway
Contributors: a project of the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Eduction (SARE) program of the USDA
Published: Beltsville, MD : Sustainable Agriculture Network , c2000

Summary: This publication is a collection of information resources on various topics related to on-farm and small-scale processing of dairy products. Each entry is accompanied by a descriptive note. Topics include cheese, butter, ice cream, other dairy foods, dairy processing, food safety, business and marketing, animals, and feeds and grazing. There are tips on how to find information interspersed throughout the booklet.

Call Number: 86.2 DUN
Subjects: Dairy production, Dairy products, Food processing

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