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. The current standards, rationale, and accountability measures have been reviewed and revised by the FARM Technical Writing Group and National Milk Producers Federation Animal Health and Well-Being Committee. They have proposed the following items for consideration with an open public comment period on the 4th version of FARM Animal Care.
The public comment period will be open from Monday, February 25th through Sunday, March 31st.
Please visit https://nationaldairyfarm.com/animal-care-open-comments/ for more information.
There you will find outlined:
These standards have been proposed for FARM Animal Care Version 4.0. Currently, FARM is operating under Version 3.0 which remain in effect until they are replaced by action of the NMPF Board of Directors (“Board”). Proposed standards for Version 4.0 will be presented to the Board for its consideration and approval at its meeting in June 2019, and FARM will not operate under Version 4.0 until January 1, 2020 and approved by the Board.
This is your opportunity to submit constructive commentary related to the draft standards, rationale, and accountability measures.