National Milk Producers Federation program assessment indicates strong adoption of best management practices
Dairy producers participating in a National Milk Producers Federation program to ensure animal welfare are continuing to improve adherence to the program’s welfare standards, a Federation report out Thursday said.
Taken from 8,000 second-party evaluations, NMPF said participants in its Farmers Assuring Responsible Management Program – a voluntary set of welfare guidelines for dairy producers – are adopting many of the best practices the program recommends.
FARM, implemented in 2010, was designed to help farmers demonstrate their commitment to a quality milk supply and animal care, NMPF said, estimating that about 70% of the nation’s milk supply is produced under FARM standards. READ MORE