Leprino establishes dairy animal care program, mandatory compliance

Leprino Foods Company, one of the largest manufacturers of cheese and dairy food ingredients in the world, announced launch of a new Leprino Quality Animal Care (LQAC) Program, mandating that its dairy suppliers and farmers comply with animal care practices and education. “In our business, it’s all about high-quality milk. We know that healthy, comfortable cows that are well-fed, maintained and cared for will always be the best and most productive source of high-quality milk,” Mike Reidy, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Leprino Foods, said. “It’s our intent with this policy to be a positive force and industry leader in promoting animal health and wellness, including rigorous animal care standards and audit requirements,” he said. Leprino Foods partnered with its milk suppliers, influential dairy farmers, industry leaders and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to create the program. The LQAC Program works in combination with existing global dairy industry programs such as the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program in the U.S. and the Red Tractor Program in Europe. <more>

Jan. 4, 2015 Dairy Herd Management