DFC launches National Standard for the Production of Milk from Grass-fed Cows pilot project

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Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada

In response to a growing demand for grass-fed milk products, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has launched the National Standard for the Production of Milk from Grass-fed Cows pilot project. The results of the pilot will inform DFC of any areas for improvement including diet, effi cacy of the biomarker testing and other program elements.

The new standard is being launched as a one-year pilot project as approved by the DFC board in September 2019. During that period, farmers who elect to produce milk from grass-fed cows using the DFC national standard, must adhere to the new standard. For those farmers who participate in the program, milk biomarkers will be tested at regular intervals by a laboratory certifi ed by their provincial board. These tests will be completed six times per year, working out to approximately one test every two months.

More information on the new standard is available online at dairyfarmersofcanada.ca. If you have any questions, please contact grassfedmilk@dfc-plc.ca.

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