Animal Health and Welfare

Animal Health and Welfare

Producing high-quality 100% Canadian milk requires top-notch animal care, dedication and a love of the land.

All animals have basic needs, like food and water, health, and quality of life. Dairy producers’ commitment to providing high quality milk begins with top-notch animal care. Nutritious diets, healthy living conditions and good veterinary care are among the many practices of dairy producers to ensure a herd of healthy cows.

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Taking good care of animals is taking care of business. Producers choose to work with animals because they enjoy it. There's also a solid business argument for treating animals well: contented animals are more productive animals and lead to higher quality milk. Research continues into farm animal behaviour and housing, and will lead to continuous improvements.

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