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.

2021 Events

August, 2021

Focus Group

Focus groups with representatives from the farmer, veterinary, academic, and processor/co-op sectors were held to discuss the specific issues that each group would like to see addressed in Version 5.0 of the FARM program.

October 1 – November 1, 2021

Input Opportunity Survey

The survey is now closed. Survey results will be summarized into a final report, which will be available on the FARM website December 2021.

December 14, 2021

Industry Town Hall

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
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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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Press Releases

FARM Releases Stakeholder Survey for Version 5.0

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FARM’s Animal Care 5 is on the horizon

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