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Animal Care Version 5 Open Comment Period
The National Dairy FARM Program Animal Care Program invited all dairy industry stakeholders to provide comments, feedback and concerns related to the drafted Animal Care Version 5 standard revisions during the open comment period from Sept. 16 – Oct. 28.
FARM held an Industry Town Hall webinar Dec. 1 to discuss themes from the open comment period feedback.
A written summary of submitted responses will be available January 2023.
The Calf Care & Quality Assurance (CCQA) program promotes a mindset — a way of thinking — that prompts calf raisers to approach management decisions with thoughtfulness and an appreciation for the responsibility they have to their animals, consumers, the environment and the broader cattle industries in the United States.
A new training resource was created to support all dairy animal caretakers and owners in the fitness to transport process. This video is brought to you by the FARM Program, Elanco Animal Health, Colorado State University, New Mexico State University, Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) and Cargill.
The FARM Biosecurity Program provides dairy farmers with the tools they need to protect their herds and employees. As a first step to preparing for a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak, farms should start incorporating protocols in this Everyday Biosecurity Manual today.
The manual is a quick resource to review approved drugs and screening tests for dairy animals and can be used as an educational tool for farm managers as they develop on-farm best management practices necessary to avoid milk and meat residues.
Dairy farmers and veterinarians are encouraged to create a certificate documenting completed review of the Milk & Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual.
The FARM Program is currently in the process of facilitating the development of FARM Environmental Stewardship Program Version 3, focusing on a scientific update to the greenhouse gas model that powers the tool in collaboration with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.