Animal Health & FARM Program

Animal Health

Healthy cows provide safe and wholesome milk and other dairy products to consumers around the world. NMPF helps devise, with input from its members and veterinary experts, optimal animal care practices for use on farms of all sizes, in all locations. NMPF is the dairy industry leader on animal well-being issues, as well as related policy areas affecting animal health and food safety. Through its involvement in global and domestic coalitions, NMPF also is constantly engaged on issues relating to animal diseases, their prevention and their eradication.

National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program

NMPF manages the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, which sets the highest standards when it comes to animal care. Third-party verification ensures the validity and the integrity of the program to our customers and consumers. Visit the FARM Program’s official website to learn more.

Antibiotic Use

Antibiotics are important tools to treat diseases in both humans and cows, and must be used properly to ensure their continued effectiveness. NMPF is engaged in educational efforts at home and abroad to ensure that health treatments for dairy cattle are used judiciously.