Animal Health & Care

welfareRaising healthy, safe and comfortable cows is vital to dairy farmers and a moral obligation.

Animal abuse is not tolerated. We support the National Dairy FARM Program and promote “See it, stop it.” If animal abuse is witnessed it should be immediately reported.

Dairy cows should be provided:

Antibiotics sometimes must be administered to treat illness. A cow treated with antibiotics is isolated from the milking herd and placed in a separate area so her milk does not enter the food supply. She is not returned to the herd until the antibiotics have cleared her system.

All milk is strictly tested for antibiotics on the farm and at the processing plant. Any milk that tests positive for antibiotics is disposed of immediately and does not enter the food supply.

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