Good practices in the areas of animal health, milking hygiene, feeding, animal welfare and the environment are all important for the dairy industry to meet the needs and expectations of consumers. Toward that end, IDF has developed a Guide to Good Animal Welfare in Dairy Production. The guide will complement the Guide to Good Dairy Practices that the IDF and Food and Agriculture Organization published in 2004.
"Using the expertise of the previous IDF/FAO Task Force on Good Dairy Farming Practices, the IDF aims to put in place a framework for producers to self-regulate their business," says Christian Robert, IDF Director General. "It comprises a comprehensive toolkit to improve quality assurance at farm level enabling dairy farmers to better respond to market incentives, to add value and to adopt new farming methods."
The new guide can be ordered in electronic format by clicking HERE.