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What is required of dairy farms by the FARM Animal Care Program?

Oct 30, 2020

Dairy farms belonging to participating organization are expected to meet the standards outlined within the current program version. FARM Animal Care Version 4 is active from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023. You can view the Version 4 standards here.

Additionally, producers are required to:

  • Sign a Pledge of Participation during Second Party Evaluation, establishing an understanding of standards and the verification process
  • Provide necessary written protocols and records for the evaluator or verifier to review
  • Assist the evaluator or verifier as needed in completing the evaluation
  • Complete any corrective action plans within the identified timeline(s)