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Organic Centre Wales publishes a range of factsheets, guides and reports. All of which can be downloaded free from this page. Click on one of the boxes below and scroll down to view the results.








Publication type: Factsheet

A1 Organic Farming, climate change, environmental sustainability and food security

Positive role of organic farming in mitigating climate change
Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2008 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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A2 Does organic farming help biodiversity and livelihoods in the hills and uplands?

IBERS and ADAS recently completed a Defra research project assessing the biodiversity impact of organic conversion on upland farms.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/03/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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A3 Going organic - frequently asked questions

Useful information on how to convert land and livestock.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2009 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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A4 Support for organic farming and Glastir, 2011-2013

A summary of the arrangements for organic agreements up until the end of the current RDP (December 31 2013) and their relationship with Glastir.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/10/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Accessing the catering market

UK sales of organic food in catering and hospitality grew by a massive 13% in 2014, mainly on the back of the success of the Food For Life Catering Mark. This one page summary outlines the steps you need to take and contacts you need to make to get into this increasingly exciting market
Author: Will John, ADAS
Availability: Online Publication date: 30/06/2015 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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C1 Non-Organic Seed Derogation


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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C2 Organic Paperwork

Covering problems with forms/paperwork and record keeping.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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C3 Labelling of organic products: changes in the regulations

How to use the new EU organic logo.
Author: OCW
Availability: online or hard copy Publication date: 01/03/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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C4 Introduction to organic certification for farmers and growers

Explanation of the certification process and contact details of organic control bodies working in Wales
Author: OCW
Availability: On line, Hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/03/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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D1 Suppliers of organic seed, feed and fertilizer

List of merchants county by county
Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/01/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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F13 Organic milk production: Financial performance

Comparisons in milk production.
Author: OCW
Availability: on-line, hard copy Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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F14 Lowland organic beef & sheep production: Financial performance


Author: OCW
Availability: on-line Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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F15 Upland organic beef & sheep production: Financial performance


Author: OCW
Availability: on-line, hard copy Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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F23 Costs of Production and Margins for Welsh organic milk, beef and lamb


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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F24 Clarifying the complexity of milk contracts

How to maximise the price that farmers receive and the factors that affect the milk pricing.
Author: Carolyn Smith ADAS
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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G1 Cell counts and Mastitis

9 point control plan
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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G2 Disease prevention and veterinary treatment in Organic Farming

How to limit animal health problems and when and how to treat disease in organic farming.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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G3 Johne's disease

Controlling Johne's disease by testing, hygiene and management changes.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/01/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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G4 Effective animal health and welfare planning

Guidance on producing an animal health plan.
Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2008 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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G5 Using health plans on organic farms I: lowland cattle and sheep

Case study shows the benefit of a health plan and how it can help to identify and address any problems early on.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2007 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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H1 Measuring Grass

How to measure grass
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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H2 Grass Silage Quality


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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H5 Lucerne - an alternative forage crop

A summary of the benefits and limitations of Lucerne as a forage crop and a fertility building legume including guidance on establishment, crop growth, cutting and grazing management.
Author: Grassland Development Centre
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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How do carbon calculators work?

This factsheet explains the principles behind carbon calculators and describes the characteristics of teh main tools available in an easy to read matrix
Author: Laurence Smith, Organic Research Centre
Availability: Online Publication date: 01/05/2013 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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J1 Maximising feed from the range: Using cover crops for poultry

Information on the contribution of cover crops to poultry diets.
Author: Steve Merritt - Welsh Poultry Centre, Tony Little - OCW
Availability: Online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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J2 Maximising feed from the range: Encouraging your birds to range

Guidance on how to maximise ranging in your flock.
Author: Steve Merritt - Welsh Poultry Centre, Tony Little - OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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K2 Gene technology terminology and definitions

A glossary.
Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/10/2009 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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K4 Getting the best from organic fruit and vegetables: Growing for quality


Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: On line, Hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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K5 Getting the best from organic fruit and vegetables: Post harvest


Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: On line, Hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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K6 Getting the best from organic fruit and vegetables: Retailing and presenting fresh produce

A guide for horticultural businesses to improve the quality of their produce.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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K9 Growing cereals for human consumption

Basic guidelines for the growing of cereals from within Wales.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/08/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Key characteristics of Sustainability Assessment Tools Considering Wider Impacts

This factsheet is a summary of assessment tools that go beyond simply calculating carbon footprints. Key characteristics are set out in a easy to read matrix s you can compare systems at a glance
Author: Laurence Smith, Organic Research Centre
Availability: Online Publication date: 01/05/2013 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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L1 Phosphorus and potassium in organic systems: Getting the best from your soils

A factsheet on managing soils to make the most of P & K reserves.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/06/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Lowland organic beef and sheep production: financial performance

Farm income data comparing the financial performance of organic and conventional lowland beef and sheep farms between 2008 and 2103
Author: Simon Moakes, IBERS
Availability: Online; Hard copy Publication date: 01/07/2014 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Organic dairy production: financial performance

The chart below indicates how the Farm Business Farm Income data comparing the financial performance of organic and conventional dairy farmers between 2008 and 2013
Author: Simon Moakes, IBERS
Availability: Online; Hard copy Publication date: 01/07/2014 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Organic farming's contribution to climate change and agricultural sustainability

Comprehensive analysis of environmental benefits of organic farming
Author: Dr Nic Lampkin
Availability: online Publication date: 2007 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Upland organic beef and sheep production: financial performance

Farm income data comparing the financial performance of organic and conventional upland beef and sheep farms between 2008 and 2013
Author: Simon Moakes, IBERS
Availability: Online; Hard copy Publication date: 01/07/2014 Type: Factsheet Language: English
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Publication type: Factsheet

A1 Organic Farming, climate change, environmental sustainability and food security

Positive role of organic farming in mitigating climate change
Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2008 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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A2 Does organic farming help biodiversity and livelihoods in the hills and uplands?

IBERS and ADAS recently completed a Defra research project assessing the biodiversity impact of organic conversion on upland farms.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/03/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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A3 Mynd yn organig - Cwestiynau Cyffredin

Gwybodaeth ddefnyddiol am sut i drosi tir a da byw.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2009 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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A4 Cymorth i ffermio organig a Glastir, 2011-2013

Crynodeb y trefniadau ar gyfer cytundebau organig hyd ddiwedd y Rhaglen Ddatblygu Gwledig (31 Rhagfyr 2013) a'r perthynas gyda Glastir.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/10/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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C1 Rhanddirymiad Hadau nad ydynt yn Organig


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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C2 Cadw Cofnodion Organig


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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C3 Labelu cynhyrchion organig: newidiadau yn y rheoliadau

Sut i ddefnyddio'r logo organig newydd.
Author: Canolfan Organig Cymru
Availability: ar-lein neu gopi caled Publication date: 01/03/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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C4 Introduction to organic certification for farmers and growers

Explanation of the certification process and contact details of organic control bodies working in Wales
Author: OCW
Availability: On line, Hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/03/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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Cynyddu bwyd o'r maes i'r eithaf: Annog eich adar i rodio'r maes


Author: Steve Merritt, Welsh Poultry Centre; Tony Little, OCW
Availability: Ar lein, Copi caled Publication date: 2011/02/01 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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D1 Cyflenwyr hadau, porthiant a gwrtaith organig

rhestr o gyflenwyr fesul sir
Author: Canolfan Organig Cymru
Availability: ar lein Publication date: 01/01/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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F24 Clarifying the complexity of milk contracts

How to maximise the price that farmers receive and the factors that affect the milk pricing.
Author: Carolyn Smith ADAS
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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Ffosfforws a photasiwm mewn systemau organig - cael y gorau o'ch pridd

Ffeithlan ar sut i rheoli y pridd i neud y gorau o P a K.
Author: OCW
Availability: Ar lein Publication date: 15/06/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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G1 Cyfrif Celloedd a Mastitis


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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G2 Triniaethau Milfeddygol ac Atal Clefydau mewn Ffermio Organig


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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G3 Clefyd Johne

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ffermwyr
Author: OCW
Availability: ar-lein neu gopi caled Publication date: 01/04/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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G4 Effective animal health and welfare planning

Guidance on producing an animal health plan.
Author: Organic Centre Wales
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2008 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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G5 Defnyddio cynlluniau iechyd ar ffermydd organig I: gwartheg a


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2007 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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H1 Gwella'r Defnydd o Laswellt


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/04/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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H2 Ansawdd Silwair Glaswellt


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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H5 Liwsérn cnwd porthiant amgen

Crynodeb o fanteision a chyfyngiadau liwsern fel cnwd porthiant a chodlys adeiladu ffrwythlonder gan gynnwys cyfarwyddyd ar sefydlu, tyfu'r cnwd, torri a rheolaeth pori.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/07/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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How do carbon calculators work?

This factsheet explains the principles behind carbon calculators and describes the characteristics of teh main tools available in an easy to read matrix
Author: Laurence Smith, Organic Research Centre
Availability: Online Publication date: 01/05/2013 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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J1 Uchafu bwyd o'r maes: Defnyddio cnydau gorchudd

Gwybodaeth ar gyfraniad cnydau gorchudd I ddeiet dofednod.
Author: Steve Merritt - Welsh Poultry Centre, Tony Little - OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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J2 Cynyddu bwyd o'r maes i'r eithaf: Annog eich adar i rodio'r maes

Guidance on how to maximise ranging in your flock
Author: Steve Merritt - Welsh Poultry Centre, Tony Little - OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/02/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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K4 Cael y gorau o ffrwythau a llysiau organig: Tyfu er ansawdd


Author: Canolfan Organig Cymru
Availability: Ar lein, Copi caled Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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K5 Cael y gorau o ffrwythau a llysiau organig: Ar ôl cynaeafu


Author: Canolfan Organig Cymru
Availability: Ar lein, Copi caled Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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K6 Cael y gorau o ffrwythau a llysiau organig: Manwerthu a chyflwyno cynnyrch ffres

Canllaw ar gyfer busnesau garddwriaethol sydd am wella safon eu cynnyrch.
Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/05/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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K9 Tyfu grawn i'w fwyta gan bobl


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/08/2011 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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Key characteristics of Sustainability Assessment Tools Considering Wider Impacts

This factsheet is a summary of assessment tools that go beyond simply calculating carbon footprints. Key characteristics are set out in a easy to read matrix s you can compare systems at a glance
Author: Laurence Smith, Organic Research Centre
Availability: Online Publication date: 01/05/2013 Type: Factsheet Language: Bi-lingual
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L1 Ffosfforws a photasiwm mewn systemau organig: cael y gorau o'ch pridd


Author: OCW
Availability: online, hard copy from OCW Publication date: 01/06/2010 Type: Factsheet Language: Welsh
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