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					                                   QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                                      P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                                p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 1: APPLICATION                                                                                                                    NOP Rule 205.401
Name:                                               Operation Name:                                            QCS No.             Date:


CERTIFICATION CONTACT (Authorized Representative)                              BILLING CONTACT                 Same as certification contact
Contact person:                                                                Contact person:

Address:                                                                       Address:

City:                               State:                   Zip:              City:                             State:                 Zip:

Phone:                                   Fax:                                  Phone:                                 Fax:

Email:                                                                         Email:

PHYSICAL LOCATION
Contact person:

Address:

City:                                               State:                                              Zip:

Phone:                                              Fax:                                                Email:

Driving Directions:




Are all livestock requested for certification in the same physical location?            Yes       No

If no, please attach a sheet providing complete physical location information and driving directions for all parcel(s) requested for certification.
     Attachment
OPERATION LEGAL DESCRIPTION                         Attachment

    A Sole Proprietorship operating under an individual name or a fictitious name dba) (if so, Attach a copy of Fictitious Name Filing if doing
business as any name other than the name of the actual person who is owner.

    A Corporation (For Profit, Not for Profit, or LLC) (If so, attach a copy of Fictitious Name Filing if doing business as any name other than the
name of the corporation as it appears on the corporate filings with the state of incorporation, and attach a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation
issued by the state of incorporation, or other document providing the legal existence of the corporation and recognition of that fact by the state of
incorporation.

    A Partnership (An unincorporated association of two or more persons or a joint venture) (If so, Attach a copy of the partnership agreement, if
any, and attach a copy of partnership registration with state, or other document from state recognizing the legal existence of partnership, if any.

     Other unincorporated Association (If so, attach any formal document or agreement which establishes the rights and duties among members
or other persons holding an equity, profit sharing, voting or management interest in the organization, and attach a copy of registration with state,
or other document from state recognizing the legal existence of organization, if any.



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                                    QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                                    P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                              p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 1: APPLICATION                                                                                                               NOP Rule 205.401
A. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
1. Is your operation a primary or         a subcontracted livestock operation?

2. Provide an estimate of organic livestock raised by your operation:         %

B. CERTIFICATION STATUS
1. Are you      currently certified organic or previously been certified organic?
2. Year first certified:
3. Year when complete Organic Livestock Plan Application was last submitted:

4. List previous organic certification by other agencies:

5. List current organic certification by other agencies:

6. Have you ever been denied application of certification?       Yes     No
7. If yes, fully describe the circumstances in an attachment.    Attachment

8. Have you ever been suspended or revoked certification?           Yes     No
9. If yes, fully describe the circumstances in an attachment.    Attachment

10. Were you issued noncompliance(s) with last year’s certification?     Yes        No
11. If yes, have you received written confirmation that your noncompliance(s) have been corrected?          Yes        No
C. EXEMPT/EXCLUDED
1. Is the operation exempt or excluded from certification?      Yes         No If yes, complete OLP 09.
2. If exempt or excluded, do you understand that certification is not required and applying is considered a voluntary process?      Yes         No
D. EXPORT
1. Do you intend to export your product?       Yes          No
2. If yes, where do you expect to export your product?        Japan     EU (If marked, complete OLP11)         UK        Quebec Other (specify):
E. CONSULTANTS
1. Are you using a consultant for your organic certification?      Yes        No Consultant name and contact information:
2. If yes, would you like QCS to     Communicate with consultant
                                  Communicate with you
                                  Other, please specify
(Please note if you mark for us to communicate with consultant, it is your responsibility to update QCS of any modifications to the relationship, so
that QCS may handle your information with the utmost confidentiality.
Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?             Yes         No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                              Date:




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                                    QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                                    P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                              p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 2: Livestock Overview                                                                                                      NOP Rule 205.236
A. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
1. Describe the type(s) of livestock raised by your operation:
   Dairy, complete OLP 2-5 & 9-10          Poultry and other avian birds like duck, geese etc, complete OLP 2-4, 6 & 9-10

   Beef cattle, complete OLP 2-4, 7 & 9-10           Other animals (Hogs, Sheep, goat), complete OLP 2-4, 8 & 9-10           Other, specify:

2. Do you raise nonorganic livestock Yes        No

3. Provide an estimate of organic livestock raised by your operation:          %


B Organic Grower Application:
For all ruminant Livestock requested for certification you must submit the organic grower application and its relevant modules.
For non ruminant livestock such as Avian or poultry, please complete organic grower plan module 2 and 3

Have you attached your organic grower plan ? Yes          No      NA

Have you attached organic grower plan module 2 and 3 Yes           No       NA

C.LIVESTOCK MAP
Include on the parcel map (OGP2, Section B. Parcel Map) or provide a separate map consistent in scale that depicts the portion(s) of the parcel,
including the field/housing identifications for pasture or paddocks, feed storage areas, prominent features including buildings, roads, hydrological
features (waterways, irrigation, etc.), adjoining fields, buffers zones and non-production areas.     Attachment




D. LIVESTOCK FLOW CHART
Please provide either a simple flow chart or brief narrative of your livestock operating system.




Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                          Date:




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                               QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                               P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                         p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 2: Livestock Feed & Water                                                                                                  NOP Rule 205.237
A. FEED RATIONS
Livestock must receive a total feed ration composed of agricultural products that are organically produced and, if applicable, organically
handled (except feed additives and supplements, see Section D below).
B. FEED RATIONS TABLE
1. Please list the complete feed ration (excluding supplements) for each type of livestock.
     If livestock bedding is typically consumed, include it in this table.
                   LIVESTOCK                                                    FEED                                    CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
                (TYPE, SEX, AGE)
                                                                                                                               Yes      No
                                                                                                                               Yes      No
                                                                                                                               Yes      No
                                                                                                                               Yes      No
2. Do you provide a feed ration sufficient to meet species-specific nutritional requirement for vitamins, minerals, protein and/or amino acids,
fatty acids, energy sources and fiber?       Yes     No

3. Do you purchase any feed rations?                                                                  Yes      No
   If yes, please detail types of purchased feed and quantities purchased

4. Have you obtained organic certificates for each agricultural product used as feed?      Yes      No
 If yes, provide the current certificate from each supplier    Attachment

5. Do you add anything to premixed feeds?                                                             Yes      No
   If yes, describe here:

6. Do you raise any feed on your farm?                                                               Yes       No
   If yes, please complete an Organic Grower Plan.

7. Do you process any feed (like grain, roughage on your farm?                                        Yes      No
   If yes, please complete an Organic Handling Plan.

8. Have you used plastic pellets for roughage?                                                        Yes      No

9. Have you fed rations containing urea or manure?                                                    Yes      No

10. Have you fed mammalian or poultry slaughter by-products to your organic livestock?                Yes      No

11. Have you used drugs or hormones to promote growth?                                                Yes      No
   If yes, describe:
C. LIVESTOCK CONVERSION – FEED RATIONS                                                                                   Not applicable
(This section applies to dairy conversation herds and Breeder stock which are not organic
1. Briefly describe the feed regimen for your herd during the conversion period:
      Complete composition of conversion feed rations below.
        LIVESTOCK (TYPE, SEX, AGE)                                     FEED                                     CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
                                                                                                                       Yes       No
                                                                                                                       Yes       No
                                                                                                                       Yes       No


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OLP 2: Livestock Feed & Water                                                                                             NOP Rule 205.237
D. FEED ADDITIVES AND SUPPLEMENTS

FDA approved trace minerals and vitamins are allowed for enrichment or fortification of feed rations. Supplements and additives in amounts
above those needed for adequate nutrition and health maintenance for the particular stage of life of the animals is not allowed.

1. Please list all feed additives and supplements in the following table.                                        Not applicable

Attach a copy of the label or specification sheet for all additives and supplement used.    Attachment

    LIVESTOCK (TYPE, SEX, AGE)             SUPPLEMENT OR ADDITIVE                  SOURCE                 REASON & AMOUNT OF DOSAGE




E. FEED STORAGE

No feed storage

1. Please describe your feed storage system.

          STORAGE ID#                      TYPE OF STORED FEED                    TYPE OF STORAGE                       CAPACITY




F. WATER

1. What are the water sources for livestock use?                well          municipal          surface water (river, creek, pond, etc.)
       spring         other (describe):

2. Describe any water contamination problems in your area:

3. Have water sources been tested for nitrate or coliform contamination?              Yes   No
     If yes, submit copy of test results.   Attachment

Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                          Date:




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                                QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                                P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                          p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 3: Livestock Health                                                                                                           NOP Rule 205.238
Producers must implement preventive health care practices prior to administering synthetic medications from the National List (§205.603)
in accordance with restrictions defined therein.
A. PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE
1. Do you choose your livestock species and types for suitability to site-specific conditions and for their natural resistance to prevalent
diseases and parasites?     Yes      No

2. Do you provide appropriate housing, pasture conditions and sanitation practices to minimize the occurrence and spread of diseases
and parasites?     Yes      No

3. Do you provide species-specific conditions that allow for exercise, freedom of movement and reduction of stress?                Yes      No

4. Do you perform physical alterations (castration, dehorning, etc.) to your livestock?         Yes     No
5. If yes, please list all physical alterations performed, affected livestock (type, sex, age), and reasons.
6. Describe how pain and stress are minimized while performing physical alterations.

7. Do you administer vaccines as a means of disease prevention?            Yes      No

8. If yes, describe the vaccines in the chart below:
TYPE/SEX/AGE                        HEALTH PREVENTION                  PRODUCT USED               DATE/AMOUNT                    RESULT




9. Attach labels of all vaccines.     Attachment

10. Do you understand that you may not administer any animal drug, other than vaccinations, in the absence of illness?                Yes        No

11. What other preventive health care measures do you practice?
    pasture rotation       culling of susceptible animals     quarantine of incoming animals                   other, specify:


B. PESTS AND PREDATORS
1. Are flies or other insects a problem in your livestock operation?             Yes       No
    If yes, describe your control methods:


2. Are predators a problem in your livestock operation?             Yes       No
    If yes, describe your control methods:


3. Describe inputs (products) used to eliminate pests and/or predators:
PEST PROBLEM                                                           PRODUCT USED*                           RESULT




4. Attach labels and/or MSDS for all products used for pest control.        Attachment


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OLP 3: Livestock Health                                                                                                  NOP Rule 205.238
C. SICK LIVESTOCK
1. When livestock become sick, do you take actions and apply the necessary medications to restore health regardless of the
consequences to the animals’ organic status?     Yes     No

2. When allowed livestock medications are administered are they being used in a manner that complies with the Federal Food, Drug and
Cosmetic Act?      Yes     No

3. Do you understand that you may not withhold medical treatment from a sick animal in an effort to preserve its organic status?
    Yes     No

D. SYNTHETIC MEDICATIONS                                           No medications in use
1. Do you understand that if organic methods fail and you use a prohibited substance that livestock must be clearly identified and shall not
be sold, labeled or represented as organically produced?      Yes       No
NOTE: There is no acceptable level of chronic illness within a livestock system. Furthermore, routinely diverting sick animals to early
slaughter is not an accepted strategy for health management in an organic livestock operation.

2. Describe any antibiotics, topical treatments, teat dips, or other medications administered to your livestock.
HEALTH PROBLEM                                                   PRODUCT USED*                            RESULT




3. Attach labels for all medications.      Attachment
4. If animals are treated with prohibited medications, how are they identified and segregated from the organic herd?

E. PARASITICIDES
Parasiticides may not be used on a routine basis, during the last third of gestation or during lactation of organic progeny. Parasiticides
may not be used on dairy or breeder stock less than 90 days prior to production of milk or milk products. Parasiticides are prohibited for
slaughter stock.
1. Do you administer parasiticides?       Yes     No
    If yes, how are animals identified and segregated from the organic herd?

Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                             Date:




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                                                P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                          p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 4: Livestock Living Conditions                                                                                               NOP Rule 205.239
A. Description
1. Describe the type of living conditions for livestock and complete the appropriate sections below:

   Ruminants. (Must have access to outdoors) Complete Section B and D-E.

   Nonruminant livestock that consumes pasture vegetation, such as pastured poultry. Complete Section B and D-E.

   Penned Livestock. (Duration of life in constructed shelter) Complete Section C-E.

   Other, specify:

B. Ruminants & Nonruminants Access to Pasture                                                                                     Not Applicable
1. Do your livestock have access to pasture that is managed to provide feed value and maintain or improve soil, water and vegetative resources?
     Yes        No
2. If yes, all pasture must be organically managed. Please complete an Organic Grower Plan.

3. How many hours per day do animals have access to the outdoors? Winter:               Spring:        Summer:           Fall:

4. Describe access (acreage, number of animals) to pastures or other outdoor areas:

5. Do you provide well-ventilated shelter facilities in which there is adequate air circulation and protection from extreme temperatures?
    Yes     No If yes, describe shelter(s):

6. Do you ever temporarily confine your livestock?      Yes      No
If yes, complete Section C and attach documentation that supports temporary confinement based on (1) Inclement weather (2) animal’s stage of
production (3) animals health, safety, and well being could be at risk (4) risk to soil and water quality Attachment
C. Penned Livestock                                                                                                                      Not Applicable
1. Do you produce livestock that spends the duration of its life penned in constructed shelter?        Yes        No

2. Is the penned in constructed shelter, temporary       or permanent ?
3. Do your livestock facilities provide access to the outdoors, shade, shelter, exercise areas, fresh air and direct sunlight?    Yes        No

4. Describe the cover vegetation of the outdoor access area.

5. Do you sow any crops for vegetative cover in the outdoor access area?  Yes                  No
6. If yes, complete the chart below:
                  SEED TYPE                                     SEED SOURCE                                               ORGANIC
                                                                                                                           Yes          No
                                                                                                                           Yes          No
                                                                                                                           Yes          No
                                                                                                                           Yes          No
                                                                                                                           Yes          No
7. If organic seed is not used, provide documentation demonstrating commercial unavailability.         Attachment



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OLP 4: Livestock Living Conditions                                                                                          NOP Rule 205.239
C. Penned Livestock          (continued)
1. Indicate which of the following inputs are used on the outdoor access area:
     No inputs used           Fertility inputs      Pest or disease control products       Weed control products

 If inputs are used, complete Organic Grower Plan module 8.
2. Complete the following outdoor access area history table by detailing any applied inputs planned for use during the coming year and the
previous 3 years.
    Access         Area       Year:                     Year:                       Year:                       Year:
    Area ID      (sq. ft. or
                                Crop       Inputs          Crop          Inputs        Crop         Inputs         Crop            Inputs
                  acres)




D. HOUSING                                                                                                                          Not applicable
1. Describe reasons for temporary housing:
    Protection from inclement weather          Accommodation for the needs of a specific stage of production
    Conditions under which the health, safety or well being of the animal could be jeopardized       Risks to soil or water quality
    Other, specify:

2. Describe the type of housing in use:
3. Describe dimensions of housing units, as well as numbers of animals per housing unit:

4. Describe ventilation and lighting of housing units:

5. Describe bedding in use:
6. Is bedding typically consumed by livestock?       Yes        No
7. If yes, you must list bedding as part of your feed ration in OLP 2.

8. Describe frequency and method (including all cleaning products) of cleaning of livestock housing.
E. MANURE MANAGEMENT
1. Do you understand that manure must be managed in a manner that does not pollute or contaminate soil, water or crops?          Yes         No

2. Do you understand that manure must be managed in a manner that optimizes the recycling of nutrients?         Yes        No

3. Describe the manure management program for your livestock operation:
4. Approximately how much manure is produced annually by your livestock operation?
5. How many acres is manure annually applied to?
Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                              Date:




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                                    QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                                   P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                             p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 5: DAIRY                                                                                         NOP Rule 205.236.a.2.i-iii, 205.236.b.1-2
A. DESCRIPTION OF DAIRY STOCK                         No dairy production

1. Describe breeds in production:

B. DAIRY HERD ORGANIC MANAGEMENT

1. Have animals been under continuous organic management beginning no later than 1 year prior to the production of the milk or milk products that are
to be sold, labeled, or represented as organic? Yes       No



   2. If yes, (complete and go to Section D) when was the dairy herd converted to organic? Please provide the conversion dates:
           Date conversion initiated:              Estimated date of conversion completion:

  3. If no, (complete and go to Section C) when are you converting the dairy herd to organic production? Please provide the following dates:
          Date conversion initiated:                 date of conversion to 100% organic feed ration:
          Estimated date of conversion completion:



4. Do you understand that unless milking animals have been under continuous organic management since the last third of gestation, animals may not
be sold as organic slaughter stock or for the production of non-dairy (i.e. wool, mohair, etc.) organic products? Yes      No

C. DAIRY HERD CONVERSION MANAGEMENT

1. Have you chosen to convert your entire dairy herd to organic production at one time?    Yes         No

2. Do you understand you must provide 100% organic feed for the one year of conversion period? (Feed can come from the farmer’s own third year
transitional land)  Yes        No
Complete OLP 2: Livestock Feed and Organic Grower Plan.



3. Do you understand that all replacement dairy stock must be under organic management from the last third of gestation?      Yes         No



4. Do you understand upon completion of the one-year conversion period to organic production, all dairy animals must be under organic management
from the last third of gestation? Yes         No
Once a herd has been converted to organic production, animals may not be rotated into and out of organic production.




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OLP 5: DAIRY                                                                                           NOP Rule 205.236.a.2.i-iii, 205.236.b.1-2
D. DAIRY HERD COMPOSITION
1. Please complete the following table, indicating the number of animals in production for the current and previous year. The numbers if animals
specified for the current year are the animals currently requested for certification.

      ORGANIC DAIRY HERD                  Start of Year             Additions to Herd                  Removals from Herd                 End of Year
                                           Herd (No.)         Purchases       On-site Calves      Sale/Slaughter         Other             Herd (No.)

                         Milkers
Current Year             Heifers
(Estimated)              Calves
                       Dry Cows
  Prior Year             Milkers
                         Heifers
                         Calves
                       Dry Cows
2. Do you purchase replacement animals?          Yes       No
3. If yes, please complete the following table describing the origin of the animals.
PURCHASED ANIMALS                                     NUMBER                                             SOURCE*
Current Year
Prior Year
* For all replacement animals purchased in the previous 12 months, attach a copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices.     Attachment
E. DAIRY FEED (Complete in addition to OLP 2)
The emergency use of milk replacers is allowed, provided that they do not contain antibiotics, non milk products, nor products from BST
treated animals.
1. Do you use milk replacers?        Yes      No
2. If yes, provide name and description of product:            Attach Labels of Milk Replacers:     Attachment

F. ORGANIC MILK
1. Where do you sell your organic milk?      Coop         Direct to Consumers          CSA     Other (specify)

2. Do you process your milk?              Yes      No

3. Do you store your milk before it is being transported to final sale point?  Yes      No
4. If yes, please describe your cleaning and sanitizing procedures for your silo and transportation.
Attach MSDS sheets for cleaners and sanitizers.        Attachment

Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                             Date:




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OLP 6 Poultry Production                                                                                                   NOP Rule 205.236
A. DESCRIPTION OF DAIRY POULTRY
1. Do you produce organic broilers?        Yes      No
2. If yes, complete the Section C below, as applicable, and describe breeds in production here:

3. Do you produce organic eggs?         Yes      No
4. If yes, complete Section E below.
B. POULTRY ORGANIC MANAGEMENT
1. Do you understand that poultry or edible poultry products must be from poultry that has been under continuous organic management
beginning no later than the second day of life?     Yes     No

C. ORGANIC BROILERS
The following table tracks organic broilers for the previous year, and estimates production for the coming year.
1. Please complete the table by indicating the number of animals for each year in poultry type.
(1) Poultry type:                                  ADDITIONS TO FLOCK                  REMOVALS FROM FLOCK
                           START OF           Purchases            On-site          Sale/slaughter       Mortality,   END OF YEAR FLOCK (NO.)
                          YEAR FLOCK            (no.)               (no.)                (no.)            other
                             (NO.)                                                                        (no.)
Current year
(estimated)
Prior year




(2) Poultry type:                                  ADDITIONS TO FLOCK                  REMOVALS FROM FLOCK
                           START OF           Purchases            On-site          Sale/slaughter       Mortality,   END OF YEAR FLOCK (NO.)
                          YEAR FLOCK            (no.)               (no.)                (no.)            other
                             (NO.)                                                                        (no.)
Current year
(estimated)
Prior year




(3) Poultry type:                                  ADDITIONS TO FLOCK                  REMOVALS FROM FLOCK
                           START OF           Purchases            On-site          Sale/slaughter       Mortality,   END OF YEAR FLOCK (NO.)
                          YEAR FLOCK            (no.)               (no.)                (no.)            other
                             (NO.)                                                                        (no.)
Current year
(estimated)
Prior year




(4) Poultry type:          START OF               ADDITIONS TO FLOCK                   REMOVALS FROM FLOCK            END OF YEAR FLOCK (NO.)
                          YEAR FLOCK          Purchases          On-site            Sale/slaughter   Mortality,
                             (NO.)              (no.)             (no.)                  (no.)         other
                                                                                                       (no.)
Current year
(estimated)
Prior year




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OLP 6 Poultry Production                                                                                                          NOP Rule 205.236
D. POULTRY SLAUGHTER

1. Do you slaughter on-farm?       Yes      No     If yes, please complete OHP 4-7 (Organic Handling Plan)
2. If no, what is the name of the business you contract with?

3. Is the facility certified organic?    Yes     No
4. If yes, submit an organic certificate.    Attachment
5. If no, is the facility subcontracted to you?        Yes        No If yes, submit the contractual agreement.              Attachment

6. Do you arrange transportation of live animals to slaughter house?               Yes      No

7. Please describe how the organic animals are segregated from conventional herd during transportation.

8. Are the animals fed with organic feed during the transport?      Yes       No

E. ORGANIC LAYERS

The following table tracks organic layers for the previous year, and estimates production for the coming year.
1. Please complete the table by indicating the number of animals for each year in each category.


                                                     ADDITIONS TO FLOCK             REMOVALS FROM
                                                                                        FLOCK
                           START OF              Purchases          On-site         Sale/slaughter/       END OF YEAR       TOTAL EGG PRODUCTION/YR
                          YEAR FLOCK               (no.)             (no.)           mortality (no.)      FLOCK (NO.)
                             (NO.)
Current year
(estimated)
Prior year


2. Do you produce replacement birds on-site?                                                                                       Yes           No
    If yes, indicate numbers of each poultry type in the BREEDER STOCK table below.

3. Do you purchase eggs for on-site hatching?                                                                                      Yes           No
    If yes, complete PURCHASED EGGS table below.

4. Do you purchase replacement birds?                                                                                              Yes           No
    If yes, complete PURCHASED BIRDS table below.


BREEDER STOCK:                        CHICKENS                    TURKEYS                         DUCKS                           GEESE
                                 O               C            O               C             O             C             O                    C
Hens
Roosters

PURCHASED EGGS:                   CHICKENS        TURKEYS     DUCKS         GEESE        SOURCE
Slaughter stock
Laying hens

PURCHASED BIRDS:                  CHICKENS        TURKEYS     DUCKS         GEESE        SOURCE
Slaughter stock
Laying hens
Age at purchase




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                                  QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                                                   P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                                             p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org



OLP 6 Poultry Production                                                                                             NOP Rule 205.236

F. CLEANING OF EGGS

1. Do you was wash and clean your organic eggs?           Yes      No
If yes, please submit Organic Handling Plan.

2. If no, is the facility where the eggs are washed certified organic?   Yes       No
If yes, please attach the organic certificate for the egg washing and cleaning facility.    Attachment
G. CONVENTIONAL POULTRY

1. Do you produce conventional poultry or poultry products?         Yes       No       Not applicable
      2. If yes, describe here:

3. If yes, how do you segregate organic and conventional poultry or poultry products?


Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                          Date:




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OLP 7 Beef Cattle Production
A. DESCRIPTION
1. Do you produce organic beef?           Yes      No
2. If yes, complete Section C below, as applicable, and describe breeds in production here:

3. Do you produce nonorganic beef (natural, conventional)?        Yes       No
4. If yes, complete Section D below.

B. BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT
1. Do you understand that organic livestock products must be from livestock under continuous organic management from the last
third of gestation?  Yes      No
2. Do you understand that progeny (off spring) from nonorganic livestock may be considered organic, provided that breeder stock
has been brought under management for the last third of gestation?     Yes     No
C. ORGANIC SLAUGHTER STOCK
The following tables track organic slaughter herds for the previous two years and estimates production for the coming year.
1. Complete the tables as applicable by indicating the number of animals for each year in each category.
HERD NO.:                                           ADDITIONS TO HERD               REMOVALS FROM HERD
                                   START OF     Purchases        On-site         Sale/slaughter         Other    END OF YEAR HERD (NO.)
                                  YEAR HERD       (no.)          calves               (no.)             (no.)
                                     (NO.)                        (no.)
Current year (estimated)
Prior year
2 years prior
D. CONVENTIONAL SLAUGHTER                           ADDITIONS TO HERD               REMOVALS FROM HERD
HERD:
                                    START OF     Purchases       On-site         Sale/slaughter         Other    END OF YEAR HERD (NO.)
                                   YEAR HERD       (no.)         calves               (no.)             (no.)
                                      (NO.)                       (no.)
Current year (estimated)
Prior year
2 years prior
1. How do you identify/segregate conventional stock from organic stock?                                             Not applicable



E. BREEDER HERD:
1. Do you produce your own replacement animals?           Yes
2. If yes, please complete the following table describing your breeding herd.
                                         MOTHERS         CERTIFIED           BULLS                 CERTIFIED       CALF PRODUCTION
                                          (NO.)         ORGANIC* ()         (NO.)                ORGANIC ()
Current year (estimated)
Prior year
Prior year
2 years prior
3. For all breeder stock designated as certified organic, describe the animal’s origin and documentation verifying its organic status:

Attach copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices.    Attachment




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OLP 7 Beef Cattle Production
F. PURCHASED ANIMALS:


1. Do you purchase replacement animals?             Yes         No If yes, complete the following table.
                                               FEMALE (NO.)            MALE (NO.)         SOURCE*
Current year
Prior year
2 years prior


2. For all replacement animals purchased in the previous 12 months, attach copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices.
    Attachment Q

G. BEEF SLAUGHTER
1. Do you slaughter on-farm?     Yes    No
2. If yes, please complete OHP 4-7 (Organic Handling Plan)

3. If no, what is the name of the business you contract with?
4. Is the facility certified organic?    Yes     No
5. If yes, submit an organic certificate.    Attachment
6. If no, is the facility subcontracted to you?       Yes         No If yes, submit the contractual agreement.   Attachment

7. Do you arrange transportation of live animals to slaughter house?                Yes     No

8. Please describe how the organic animals are segregated from conventional herd during transportation.

9. Are the animals fed with organic feed during the transport? Yes     No
Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                            Date:




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OLP 8 Other Mammalian Livestock Production
A. DESCRIPTION
1. Do you produce mammalian livestock other than beef cattle?            Yes      No
    2. If yes, describe production of one of the following livestock in this section:
            Hogs         Sheep          Goats          Other:
3. Describe breeds in production:
The following table tracks organic slaughter herd numbers for the previous two years, and estimates production for the coming year.
4. If you are an organic livestock producer, please complete the table by indicating the number of animals for each year in each
category.
B. ORGANIC SLAUGHTER STOCK
The following tables track organic slaughter herds for the previous two years and estimates production for the coming year.
1. Complete the tables as applicable by indicating the number of animals for each year in each category.
HERD NO.:                                             ADDITIONS TO HERD                 REMOVALS FROM HERD
                                   START OF       Purchases           On-site     Sale/slaughter         Other    END OF YEAR HERD (NO.)
                                  YEAR HERD         (no.)             calves           (no.)             (no.)
                                     (NO.)                             (no.)
Current year (estimated)
Prior year
2 years prior


C. CONVENTIONAL                                       ADDITIONS TO HERD                 REMOVALS FROM HERD
SLAUGHTER HERD:
                                    START OF      Purchases           On-site     Sale/slaughter         Other    END OF YEAR HERD (NO.)
                                   YEAR HERD        (no.)             calves           (no.)             (no.)
                                      (NO.)                            (no.)
Current year (estimated)
Prior year
2 years prior
1. How do you identify/segregate conventional stock from organic stock?                                              Not applicable




D. BREEDER HERD:
1. Do you produce your own replacement animals?               Yes      No

2. If yes, please complete the following table describing your breeding herd.
                                         MOTHERS          CERTIFIED              BULLS              CERTIFIED       CALF PRODUCTION
                                          (NO.)          ORGANIC* ()            (NO.)             ORGANIC ()
Current year (estimated)
Prior year
2 years prior
* For all breeder stock designated as certified organic, describe the animal’s origin and documentation verifying its organic status:




Attach copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices.         Attachment




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OLP 8 Other Mammalian Livestock Production
E. PURCHASED ANIMALS:
1. Do you purchase replacement animals?            Yes        No
    If yes, complete the following table.
                                               FEMALE (NO.)            MALE (NO.)     SOURCE*
Current year
Prior year
2 years prior


2. For all replacement animals purchased in the previous 12 months, attach copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices.
    Attachment

F. SLAUGHTER
1. Do you slaughter on-farm?          Yes     No
2. If yes, please complete OHP 4-7 (Organic Handling Plan)
3. If no, what is the name of the business you contract with?
4. Is the facility certified organic?     Yes     No
5. If yes, submit an organic certificate.     Attachment
6. If no, is the facility subcontracted to you?       Yes          No If yes, submit the contractual agreement.   Attachment

7. Do you arrange transportation of live animals to slaughter house?         Yes      No
8. Please describe how the organic animals are segregated from conventional herd during transportation.
9. Are the animals fed with organic feed during the transport? Yes      No

Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?       Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                          Date:




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OLP 9: Record Keeping                                                                                           NOP 205.103 & 205.236.b.2
To facilitate a speedy review of your organic system plan and inspection of your facility, please remember to include the following, as
applicable to your operation:
APPLICATION (Submit to QCS office, as applicable)
            Attachment              OLP 1      Map indicating field/housing identifications for pasture or paddocks, feed storage areas, prominent features including buildings,
                                               roads, hydrological features (waterways, irrigation, etc.), adjoining fields, buffers zones and non-production areas.
            Attachment              OLP 2      Organic certificates for each agricultural product used as feed
            Attachment              OLP 2      Copy of the label or specification sheet for all additives and supplement used
            Attachment              OLP 2      Water tests for nitrate or coliform contamination
            Attachment              OLP 3      Vaccine Labels
            Attachment              OLP 3      Pest Control Product Labels and/or MSDS sheets
            Attachment              OLP 3      Medication Labels
            Attachment              OLP 4      Documentation that supports temporary confinement based on (1) Inclement weather (2) animal’s stage of production (3) animals
                                               health, safety, and well being could be at risk (4) risk to soil and water quality
            Attachment              OLP 4      Documentation demonstrating attempts of commercial unavailability for seeds used in pasture for access to outdoors for penned in
                                               livestock.
            Attachment              OLP 5      A copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices for all replacement animals purchased in the previous 12 months,
            Attachment              OLP 5      Milk Replacer Labels
            Attachment              OLP 5      MSDS sheets for cleaners and sanitizers
            Attachment              OLP 6      Organic Certificate for Off-Farm Slaughter
            Attachment              OLP 6      Subcontractor Agreement for Off-Farm Slaughter (non-certified)
            Attachment              OLP 6      Organic certificate for the egg washing and cleaning facility.
            Attachment              OLP 7      Organic certificate(s) and invoice(s) for breeder stock
            Attachment              OLP 7      Copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices for all replacement animals purchased in the previous 12
                                               months.
            Attachment              OLP 7      Organic Certificate for Off-Farm Slaughter
            Attachment              OLP 7      Subcontractor Agreement for Off-Farm Slaughter (non-certified)
            Attachment              OLP 8      Organic certificate(s) and invoice(s) for breeder stock
            Attachment              OLP 8      Copy of supplier’s organic certificate and invoices for all replacement animals purchased in the previous 12
                                               months.
            Attachment              OLP 8      Organic Certificate for Off-Farm Slaughter
            Attachment              OLP 8      Subcontractor Agreement for Off-Farm Slaughter (non-certified)
INSPECTION (Make available Upon Inspection, as applicable)
    All records per Organic Grower Plan          Herd Health Records         Herd Monitoring Records (Water, Feed, Health, Breeding, Grazing, etc.)
    Harvest records that show field numbers, date of harvest, and harvest amounts (including custom harvest records)            label records
    Transport records         Sales records (purchase order, contract, invoice, cash receipts, cash receipt journal, sales journal, etc.)
    Shipping records (scale ticket, dump station ticket, bill of lading)           Transaction Certificates                   Audit control summary
    Organic Certificates (feed, purchased animals)
Which of the following records do you keep for conventional production?                Not applicable
    All records per Organic Grower Plan         Herd Health Records          Herd Monitoring Records (Water, Feed, Health, Breeding, Grazing, etc.)
    Harvest records that show field numbers, date of harvest, and harvest amounts (including custom harvest records)
    label records       Transport records        Sales records (purchase order, contract, invoice, cash receipts, cash receipt journal, sales journal, etc.)
    Shipping records (scale ticket, dump station ticket, bill of lading)     Transaction Certificates                   Audit control summary
    other (please specify)
1. Do you understand that records must disclose all activities and transactions of the operation, be maintained for 5 years, and demonstrate
compliance with the NOP Rule?        Yes        No
2. Do you understand that all relevant documents must identify products as "organic”?         Yes       No
3. Do you understand that all records must be available to the inspector, and NOP representatives for inspection and copying during normal business
hours?      Yes       No
Name of Preparer:
Does this form supersede one previously filed for this operation?        Yes        No
By signing below, I attest, under penalty of law that the answers provided in this form are true to the best of my knowledge.
Signature of Preparer:                              Date:

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 OLP 10: QCS NOP Certification and Mark Licensing Contract                                                                                 NOP Rule 205.202 & 205.203.(b)-(c)

Effective on the date on which Quality Certification Service (QCS) issues a USDA National Organic Program certificate to _________________ (Client), Florida
Certified Organic Growers and Consumers Inc. doing business as Quality Certification Services (QCS) and Client enter this contract for the provision of organic
certification services by QCS and licensing of the QCS certification mark and its variants and agree to be bound by the following provisions:

1. Period of Performance: This contract becomes effective on the date on which QCS issues a USDA National Organic Program certificate to Client and continues until
the contract is renewed through execution of a new contract, terminated, or cancelled as provided for in sections 10, 6 and 11, and 12, respectively, of this contract.

2. USDA National Organic Program Final Rule Incorporated by Reference: The use of the term “organic” in the marketing or labeling of products in the United
States, as well as the operation of third party certification programs offering organic certification, such as QCS, are regulated by the USDA and governed by the provisions
of the National Organic Program Final Rule (the Rule) contained in 7 CFR 205 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This agreement incorporates the provisions of the
Rule, and their periodic changes as published in the Federal Register, in their entirety. Both QCS and Client have in their possession a copy of the Rule, have read the
Rule, understand its provisions, and agree to be bound by its provisions, periodic amendments, and legally binding interpretations of the Rule issued by federal courts or
the USDA, as applicable to the respective rights and duties of each party under this agreement. Both QCS and Client have an independent responsibility to obtain,
understand and abide by the Rule and its amendments, as well as legally binding interpretations that may from time to time be issued by the USDA or federal courts.

3. Ownership of the QCS Mark and Variants: QCS has the sole ownership of the QCS logo displayed in the letterhead of this contract and its variants (hereinafter
“Marks”), the name Quality Certification Services as it relates to organic certification, the abbreviation QCS as it relates to organic certification, and the phrases “Certified
Organic by Quality Certification Services”, “Certified by Quality Certification Services”, “Certified Organic by QCS”, and “Certified by QCS” (hereinafter “Mark
Phrases”). QCS has the exclusive right to license the use of the QCS Marks and Mark Phrases for use in the marketing and labeling of organic products to entities who
have applied for certification with QCS and who have been approved by QCS. Client acknowledges that the Marks and Mark Phrases are inherently distinctive and have
acquired distinctiveness in the organic market and will not challenge the same. Regardless of the length or type of its use of the Mark and Mark Phrases, Client does not
acquire any rights to the same beyond those described in this contract for the duration of the contract.

4. Grant of Rights: QCS hereby grants limited rights to Client for the use of the QCS Marks and Mark Phrases in the promotion, labeling, and marketing of products
listed on the Product Verification Form accompanying the USDA National Organic Program Certificate issued by QCS. Accordingly, the Product Verification Form
(“Verification) and the USDA National Organic Program Certificate (“Certificate”) are incorporated by reference into this contract. Client will not use the QCS Marks or
Mark Phrases in a confusing or misleading manner, which includes, but is not limited to, using the Marks or Mark Phrases to market, label, or promote products not within
the scope of the Verification issued to Client, to mislead or confuse consumers about the identity of Client or the relationship between Client and QCS, or to bring QCS
into disrepute. Client will submit copies or illustrations of labels, signs, advertisements, and other promotional materials using the Marks or Mark Phrases to QCS for
approval prior to use. QCS will respond in a timely fashion and not unreasonably withhold approval if the use of the Marks or Mark Phrases is consistent with the Rule
and this contract.

5. Compliance with Organic System Plan: This contract is entered into after QCS has reviewed the Organic System Plan (OSP) submitted by Client for compliance with
the Rule. Client has warranted that the information submitted in the OSP is complete and accurate. QCS has determined that Client complies with the Rule or will be
compliant after addressing the minor noncompliances issued contemporaneously with Certificate. Client will address the minor noncompliances in a timely fashion and to
QCS’ reasonable satisfaction. Client’s operations will at all times be compliant with the OSP approved by QCS and any noncompliance resolutions approved by QCS.
Client will communicate to QCS about proposed changes to the OSP and receive prior approval of any changes. If client believes that immediate changes in the OSP are
needed for safety, health, or critical financial reasons, and Client reasonably believes that the changes would be compliant with the Rule, and assumes the risk that such
practices will be later found to be noncompliant, which may lead to cancellation of this contract and the revocation or suspension of the Certificate, Client may effect the
necessary changes in the OSP and will inform QCS within 30 days of the change in the OSP. QCS will review all changes in the OSP for compliance with the Rule and
this contract. Practices that appear to violate the Rule will be handled in accordance with the noncompliance procedures in the Rule. Client has an affirmative and ongoing
duty to ensure that QCS has accurate, timely, and complete information about the OSP as well as any complaints or investigations which relate to the organic integrity of
its operations. Providing false, misleading, or inaccurate information to QCS is a violation of this contract and the Rule, and may lead to the imposition of civil fines as
described in the Rule.

6. Fees: Client has a duty to pay all applicable fees and deposits for certification in a timely fashion in accordance with QCS written policies and procedures and the
applicable provisions of the Rule. The QCS fee structure in effect on the effective date of this contract is incorporated by reference into this contract and governs the fees
and deposits that must be paid under this contract. If QCS mails written notice to Client sixty (60) days prior to a change in the fee structure and the client fails to object in
writing within thirty (30) days of QCS mailing the notice, this contract and Client’s financial obligations to QCS are modified to incorporate the change in fee structure. If
Client delivers an objection in writing within the aforementioned thirty (30) days after QCS mails written notice of a change in the fee structure, QCS may terminate this
contract on the anniversary of the effective date of this contract by mailing Client written notice of the termination.

7. Client’s Warranties and Indemnification: Client warrants that to the best of its knowledge the operations and products described in the OSP submitted and approved
by QCS are compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations, laws, codes, and ordinances in the jurisdictions in which the OSP provides goods or services. Client
acknowledges that QCS’ approval of its OSP is a determination of its compliance with the Rule and made solely for the purposes of marketing organic products or
services. QCS’ approval of the OSP does not constitute a review of the safety of its practices and procedures, or its compliance with any other regulation, law, code, or
ordinance. Client agrees to indemnify QCS, its employees, officers, and owners against third party claims arising from Client’s operations that do not involve the Rule. If
any portion of the Client’s OSP includes areas open to the public in the normal course of business or the sale of manufactured or processed goods or food, and Client
maintains a liability insurance policy, Client will name QCS as an additional insured on said policy.




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 OLP 10: QCS NOP Certification and Mark Licensing Contract                                                                                   NOP Rule 205.202 & 205.203.(b)-(c)

8. Confidentiality: QCS, its agents, and subcontractors will maintain the confidentiality of Client’s confidential business information and not disclose such information
without the approval of Client, except that QCS may disclose information requested pursuant to the apparent valid authority of a government agency or subpoena. Client
will maintain the confidentiality of QCS communications with Client and the contents of any inspection report written as a result of an onsite inspection under this
agreement, except that Client may disclose information to its agents, parent company, or subsidiaries, and as requested pursuant to the apparent valid authority of a
government agency or subpoena. Client will identify with particularity what information is to be considered confidential business information. General information which
appears on the Certificate and Verification, as well as contact information for Client, is not considered confidential business information.

9. Certificate, Privileges, and Rights Not Assignable: The Client’s Certificate, the consequent privilege to use the term organic under the Rule, and the rights granted to
Client under this contract are not transferable or assignable. Client will not attempt to transfer or assign the Certificate, its privileges, or its rights under this contract; any
attempt by Client to assign the aforementioned will be void.

10. Renewal by Execution of New Contract: No less than sixty (60 )days prior to the annual anniversary date of the effective date of this contract, QCS will mail annual
update forms and a new Certification and Mark Licensing Contract to Client. If Client wishes to commit to a new contract, Client will complete all of the annual update
forms provided by QCS, sign a new Certification and Mark Licensing Contract, and submit to a new compliance determination and onsite inspection described as
conditions of continuing certification in the Rule. QCS will determine if Client complies with the Rule and this contract. If QCS finds Client has maintained compliance
with the Rule and this contract, QCS will sign a new Certification and Mark Licensing Contract. The new contract may contain new or different terms and provisions. If a
new Certification and Mark Licensing Contract is signed by both QCS and Client, the present contract is terminated on the effective date of the new contract. If Client
does not deliver the annual update forms, a signed new Certification and Mark Licensing Contract, and applicable fees and deposits to QCS prior to the anniversary of the
effective date of this contract, QCS may commence noncompliance procedures as described in the Rule, leading to the suspension or revocation of the Certificate, and
cancellation of this contract as described in section 12 of this contract. Client is free to terminate this contract rather than renew at any time Client has no outstanding
financial obligations or unresolved material noncompliances as provided for in section 11 of this contract.

11. Termination of Contract : Client may request to terminate this contract at any time if Client has no outstanding financial obligation to QCS and no unresolved
material noncompliances, by: 1.) Mailing or faxing a written notice to QCS stating that Client wishes to surrender its Certificate, and; 2.) Stating in the notice that it
recognizes that it may no longer use the term organic in the marketing or labeling of products for sale (except that an exempt or excluded operation, as provided in the
Rule, need not enclose this statement in its notice of surrender), and; 3.) Stating that it will immediately cease using the Mark and Mark Phrases, and; 4.) Returning the
original Certificate and Verification issued to it by QCS. If QCS reasonably determines that Client has no unresolved material noncompliances or unpaid financial
obligations, QCS will accept Client’s surrender of Certificate, terminate this contract, and notify client in writing of the termination. QCS will make this determination in a
timely manner. QCS may terminate this contract based upon Client’s written objection to a proposed modification of the fee structure as described in section 6 of this
contract.

12. Cancellation for Noncompliance: QCS may cancel this contract if Client does not comply with the Rule or the terms of this contract. In doing so, QCS will follow
the noncompliance due process provisions in the Rule, which provide the client with due notice and the opportunity to respond, rebut, or correct conditions which are
subject to correction, prior to cancellation of this contract and revocation or suspension of the Certificate. If QCS suspends or revokes Client’s Certificate in accordance
with procedures provided in the Rule, this contract is cancelled on the effective date of the suspension or revocation of the Certificate.

13. Severability: The provisions of this contract are severable; should any provision be invalidated, the remaining provisions remain in effect notwithstanding the
invalidated provision.

14. Governing Law and Venue: This contract is governed by the law of the State of Florida. Client and QCS will litigate any disputes which arise between them only in
the courts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida.

15. Modification of Contract: Any modification of this contract not already provided for in the contract must be in writing and agreed to in writing by both parties.

                                The following parties have read, understand and agree to be bound by this contract:
CLIENT AGREEMENT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Acknowledged and Agreed to by ____________________ on behalf of _______________________ as
                                            (Person Signing)                                          (Client)
____________________ on ________________________. ______________________________
(Title of Person Signing)                           (Date)                      (Signature of Client or Client’s Agent)


QCS AGREEMENT AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Acknowledged and Agreed to by ____________________ on behalf of Quality Certification Services
                                            (Person Signing)
as ____________________ on ________________________. ______________________________
    (Title of Person Signing)                         (Date)                      (Signature of Authorized QCS Employee)




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OLP11: EU Livestock Compliance Verification: Procedures and Policies

Any producer of organically certified goods or those who are seeking first time
certification and who intend to export organic products to the European Union, must
complete an EU Compliance Plan in order for QCS to verify compliance with
Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91. Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91 is the legal basis for
production, processing and trade of organic products in 25 countries of the European
Union and only products certified according to this regulation can be labeled as
"organic".

Producers of crops, livestock and/or processed products, must comply with all applicable
items of EEC No. 2092/91. Once we are notified in writing, QCS will provide the EU
Regulation Compliance Plan and all other necessary forms to those clients who wish to
export their organic products to any of the 25 countries listed in this guidance document
(Table 1). The EU Regulation Compliance Plan must be provided along with the required
Organic System Plan.

The following is a description of the policies and procedure that must be met prior to the
authorization for export of organic goods certified as organic to the European Union.

     1. Applicant request(s) in writing, either in your Organic System Plan or in a
        separate letter, your intention of exporting organic goods to the European Union.

     2. Applicant complete(s) and submit(s) the EU Compliance Plan and any additional
        forms, as applicable, to QCS for review.

     3. Certifying agent issue(s) an official EU Transaction/Export Certificate for
        requested organic products only after compliance with Regulation (EEC) No.
        2092/91 has been fully verified.




QCS is both USDA accredited for ISO guide 65 compliance and is an accredited certification program of the USDA
National Organic Program. QCS is audited annually by USDA Certification Branch ISO Guide 65 auditors.
Accreditation verifies that the certification program is operating according to our policies and procedures, and that we
are certifying to the appropriate standard (e.g. EU 2092/91 and USDA National Organic Program).




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                              P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
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General Information

Name of Operation:

Contact Person:

Livestock Plan Information
Please provide answers and information to all the following questions and items.

List all the organic livestock
products you wish to export
to EU:




I. ALL LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

A. Transport (reference section 6.2)

1. Describe all practices employed to ensure that animals are handled in conditions that
minimize stress and avoid the likelihood of injury during :

a. Making up of loads for transport



b. Loading of vehicles



c. During transit



d. Unloading of vehicles




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B. Feed (reference Annex I Section 4)

1. In order to satisfy nutritional requirements, were only products listed in Annex II, part
C, section 3 (feed materials from mineral origin), and part D, sections 1 through 3 (feed
additives, certain products used in animal nutrition, and processing aids used in
feedingstuffs) used for animal feeding for the purposes indicated? Please refer to
attached addendum titled “Annex II”.
Note: If a substance is used that is not listed in Annex II, part C, section 3, and part D, it
must either be discontinued or the producer must be able to demonstrate that a
recognized EU regulatory authority has granted a derogation (i.e., an allowed deviation
from the standard) for use of that input.

Yes        No

2. For herbivores, does at least 60% of the dry matter in the daily ration consist of
roughage, fresh or dried fodder, or silage?

Yes        No


C. Livestock Housing (reference Annex I, section 8)

1. Are only the products listed in part E of Annex II used to clean and disinfect livestock
buildings and installations? Please refer to attached addendum titled “Annex II”. Note:
Only the products listed in this section can be used for cleaning and disinfection.

Yes        No
2. Are only the products listed in part B, section 2, of Annex II used for the elimination
of insects and other pests in buildings and other installations where livestock is kept?
Please refer to the attached addendum titled “Annex II”. Note: Only the products listed
in this section can be used for the elimination of insects and pests.

Yes        No




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II. POULTRY PRODUCTION (reference Annex I, section 8.4)
                                          Yes No
Do you intend to export poultry products?

A. If yes, please answer the remaining questions in this section.


1. Do poultry have continuous and easy daytime access to pasture and/or range
(excepting adverse weather conditions?

Yes        No

If no, explain why not.


                                                                       Yes    No
2. Is pasture used for poultry rested periodically?

If yes, describe rotations.



If no, explain why not.


                                                    Fixed            Mobile
3. What type of poultry housing do you use:


4. When the rearing of each batch of poultry has been completed, are the buildings
emptied of livestock and are the buildings and fittings cleaned and disinfected?

Yes        No




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5. Poultry – Indoor Housing: Please complete the following table for each structure.
Note: Refer to addendum for conversions from U.S. units to metric units.

Housing Unit ID
Number of Birds
Area (m2)
Stocking Rate
(Birds/m2)
Perch Space
(cm perch/bird)
Slatted Floor Area (%)
Entry/Exit Holes
(m/100m2 Floor Area)
Nest [Birds/Nest OR
Area (cm2)/Bird]


6. Poultry – Outdoor Housing: Please complete the following table for each structure.

Pasture Unit ID
Number of Birds
Area (m2)
Stocking Rate
(Birds/m2)


7. Do the indoor housing and outdoor exercise areas and other characteristics of housing
meet the requirements laid down in Annex VIII? Please refer to attached addendum titled
“Annex VIII”.

Yes        No

8. Does the density of livestock meet the requirements laid down in Annex VII? Note:
This is the livestock units equivalent to 170 kg of Nitrogen per year/hectare of
agricultural area used.

Yes        No




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                 QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                             P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
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III. BOVINES, OVINE, OR PIG                                                 PRODUCTION
(reference sections 8.2, 8.3)                         Yes        No

Do you intend to export Bovines, Ovine or Pigs?

A. If yes, please complete the remaining questions in this section:



1. Bovines, Ovine and Pigs – Housing: Please complete the following table.
Note: Refer to addendum for conversions from U.S. units to metric units.

Species
Stage of Production
Indoors Area (m2)
Outdoors Area (m2)
Number of Animals
Indoors Area: Live Wt. Minimum
(kg)
Indoors Area: Slatted Floor Area (%)
Indoor Area: M2/Head
Outdoor Area: M2/Head
NOTE: Indoors area is the net area available to animals. Outdoors area is the exercise
area, excluding pasturage.

2. Do the indoor housing and outdoor exercise areas and other characteristics of housing
meet the requirements laid down in Annex VIII? Please refer to attached addendum titled
“Annex VIII”.

Yes        No

3. Does the density of livestock meet the requirements laid down in Annex VII? Please
refer to attached addendum titled “Annex VII”. Note: This is the livestock units
equivalent to 170 kg of Nitrogen per year/hectare of agricultural area used. Refer to
addendum for conversion of U.S. units to metric units.

Yes        No

4. Are females managed organically on a permanent basis upon their incorporation into
the organic operation (i.e., not rotated in and out of organic management)?


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                 QCS ORGANIC LIVESTOCK PLAN
                              P.O. Box 12311, Gainesville, FL 32604 
                        p) 352-377-0133, f) 352-377-8363  www.qcsinfo.org
                  Yes     No

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                                        Affirmation
I affirm that all statements made in this EU Regulation Compliance Plan are true and
correct. Only materials listed in Council Regulation (ECC) 2092/91 for the purposes
indicated have been used to produce the organic products listed here. I agree to provide
further information as required by QCS.

___________________________________________                              __________________
Signature                                                                Date

___________________________________________
Title
                                        Addendum
The Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91 can be found at the following website:

         http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/organic/introduction/reg2092consol.pdf

and amendments to Council Regulation 2092/91 can be located at:

         http://www.defra.gov.uk/farm/organic/legislation-standards/amendments.htm

Mathematical conversions:

To convert from U.S. units to metric units, the following website is very useful:.

         http://education.yahoo.com/reference/weights_and_measures/

Otherwise, the conversion factors are as follows:

1 in. = 2.54 cm         multiply “inches” by 2.54 to convert to “centimeters”
1 ft – 0.3048 m         multiply “feet” by 0.3048” to convert to “meters”
1 in2 = 6.4516 cm2      multiply “square inches” by 6.4516 to convert to “centimeters
squared”
1 ft2 = 0.0929 m2       multiply “square feet” by 0.0929 to convert to “meters squared”
1 lb = 0.4536 kg        multiply “pounds” by 0.4536 to convert to “kilograms”
1 acre = 0.405 ha       multiply “ acres” by 0.405 to convert to “hectares”




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