Equity Altoona Receives Organic Certification

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association is pleased to announce that its Altoona market is now certified organic! Approval was granted by Nature’s International Certification Services (NICS), USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). The cooperative’s Bonduel, Sparta and Stratford markets have been certified and are providing organic cattle sales.

“Certifying additional market locations are steps we continue to take in an effort to provide our producers with alternative livestock marketing options in our markets,” states Curt Larson, President and CEO. “Altoona adds to our list of locations that are currently marketing organic livestock which is our Bonduel, Sparta and Stratford markets.” Equity is not charging extra for this premium service and organic cattle will sell at the same commission as conventional livestock.

Altoona organic sales will be every Tuesday starting November 2 at 1:30 p.m. Cattle need to be in by 1 p.m. Organic producers are asked to please call Altoona at (715) 835-3104 for additional information. Producers are reminded to bring in your certificate with your first load and have cattle ear tagged.

For more information on organic livestock sales, visit www.equitycoop.com.