Guide Guide to
Good Dairy Farming Practice 2011
This second edition
of the Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice has been developed
by an IDF/FAO Project Group of the IDF Standing Committee
on Farm Management. It has been written in a practical format
for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any
dairy species to support the production and marketing of safe,
quality-assured milk and dairy products.
The Guide focuses on
the relationship between consumer safety and economic, social
and environmental management at the farm level. Dairy farmers'
production systems worldwide need to be able to combine profitability
with the responsibility of protecting human health, animal
health, animal welfare and the environment. This Guide gives
individual dairy farmers proactive guidance on how these objectives
can be achieved on their farm.
The practices that
are suggested have been drawn from best practice guidelines
and existing assurance schemes around the world, and so individual
practices will vary in their applicability to various dairying
regions. They are not intended to be legally binding and readers
are encouraged to select and implement those guidelines that
are of relevance to their situation.
This guide contains
50 pages and can be downloaded here