FARM Animal Care Version 5 Development

The FARM Animal Care Program standards are revised every three years to reflect the most current science and best management practices within the dairy industry. Standards, rationale, and accountability measures are reviewed and revised by the FARM Animal Care Task Force and National Milk Producers Federation Animal Health and Well-Being Committee with input from industry stakeholder groups including farmers, animal scientist and veterinarians. The National Milk Producers Federation Board of Directors provide final approval on version standards. FARM is currently in the process of facilitating the development of FARM Animal Care Version 5.


 Events

March, 2022

NMPF Board of Director Meeting

Quarter 2, 2022

Animal Health & Well-Being Committee

Quarter 3, 2022

Animal Health & Well-Being Committee

June, 2022

NMPF Board of Director Meeting

October, 2022

NMPF Board of Director Meeting

September-November, 2022

Public Commenting Period

January, 2023

Targeted AH&WB Approval and NMPF BOD Distribution

March, 2023

Targeted NMPF Board of Directors Approval

March-December, 2023

Resource Development

January-June, 2024

Version 5.0 Evaluator Trainings

July 1, 2024

Version 5.0 Implementation

Industry Town Halls

Join program staff and leadership as they provide Version 5 development updates. This is a public forum designed for engagement from all industry stakeholders including dairy farmers, veterinarians and program participants.
December 14, 2021
View Recording FARM Animal Care Version 5 Survey Results December 14th PowerPoint Slides
March 31, 2022
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June 30, 2022
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September 8, 2022
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April 6, 2023
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Memo Updates

FARM Version 5 Development Memo

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FARM Version 5 Development Memo

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Press Releases

Year in Review Spotlights FARM Program’s Growth

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FARM Animal Care Program Announces Version 5 Survey Results

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FARM Releases Stakeholder Survey for Version 5.0

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Media

FARM’s Animal Care 5 is on the horizon

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