How to share your story and protect your livelihood
While farm tours can provide an avenue for showing people the care and commitment that goes into food production, it also comes with risks. Before hosting a tour, farm managers should consider the "5 W’s" – who, where, what, when and why.Read More
Meeting dairy welfare standards: Good for your animals and good for the dairy aisle
Thorough written protocols and implementing best animal care practices are important to improving farm management. Not only can this elevate animal care, it can also ensure farm staff know how to handle important situations.Read More
New developments with bovine leukemia virus
New discoveries and developments regarding how bovine leukemia virus hurts your cattle and how it can be controlled.Read More
Does your dairy have a culture of care?
To create a culture of care, dairies should focus on leadership commitment, zero tolerance for animal abuse, formalize SOPs, have continuous training, and monitor and measure their operation.Read More
How does animal welfare tie into your genetic plan?
Fertility, antibiotic use, touchpoints and social sustainability all play into the status of animal welfare on your dairy. Being cautious of each of these topics and understanding their effect on your herd's performance is a crucial management practice.Read More
What animal rights extremists are saying about animal ag
Sustainability, animal welfare, public health and animal agriculture's impact on them were a major focus at three recent animal rights groups events. Their claims may be inaccurate, but knowing them is important for safeguarding animal agriculture’s future.Read More