Stock-free agriculture consists of farming methods that do not use livestock or animal products. Stock-free growers do not keep domesticated animals and do not use animal products such as farmed animal manures or animal parts (bone meal, blood meal, fish meal). Emphasis is placed on using green manures instead.
Stock-free farming may use organic or non-organic farming techniques. However, most detailed discussions of stock-free agriculture currently focus on stock-free organic variants.
- ^ "Introduction to veganics". Veganic Agriculture Network. 14 March 2010.
- ^ Definition of 'stock-free' used within the Stock-Free Organic Standards p2
- ^ Stock-Free Organic Services certifying organisation