Dairy cows are a dairy farmer’s first priority. Whether it’s providing regular veterinarian visits, specially formulated diets or ensuring cows are comfortable, dairy farmers take excellent care of their animals. Learn more about dairy cow care here.
Farmers also participate in a program called The Farmers Assuring Responsible Management program, or FARM, which works with dairy farmers, cooperatives and processors to show consumers that the dairy industry is taking the best care of cows and the environment, producing safe, wholesome milk, and adhering to the highest standards of workforce development. Created by the National Milk Producers Federation in partnership with national dairy checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., FARM demonstrates that U.S. dairy farmers are committed to producing the best milk with integrity. All dairy producers are required to participate in the FARM program to sell their milk to cooperatives and processors. Learn more about FARM here.