Key components of the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management are now available in Spanish. That announcement was made at the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Board of Directors meeting last month, where producers and industry leaders from across the country were provided an update on the on-farm animal well-being program.
Created by NMPF, with support from Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy FARM Program is a voluntary, nationwide program designed to bring consistency and uniformity to animal care through education, on-farm evaluations and objective third-party verification.
“Since U.S. dairy production involves a number of native Spanish speakers who are responsible for animal care on a day-to-day-basis, the National Dairy FARM Program recognized the need for animal care materials to be available in Spanish,” said Betsy Flores, NMPF Director of Regulatory Affairs.
The materials now available in Spanish are the Animal Care Manual (Manual de Cuidado Animal) and Animal Care Quick Reference User Guide (Cuidado Animal Guía de Referencia Rápida para el Usuario).
For more information on the National Dairy FARM Program, contact Betsy Flores (BFlores@nmpf.org) at (703) 243-6111, or visit to www.nationaldairyfarm.com.