Founded in 1892, the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA) works on behalf of Oregon’s 228 licensed Grade A dairy farming families. ODFA is governed by a 9 member board comprised of 8 dairy producers and one public member.
Have you ever been slimed by a sneezing cow? I have and I can’t resist sharing the moment, which was caught on video during a recent farm visit. It’s part of a new series I’m producing to explain many of the tools we, as farmers and veterinarians, use to keep animals healthy. I explain more about it and share the blooper video in my latest blog.
At a time when the general population is more removed from agriculture than ever before, it is critically important to engage our youth. A recent exchange I had with students in Arizona reminded me that we must seize every opportunity to provide a window into our world. I share our exchange in my latest blog in hopes it will spark ideas and interest among others in agriculture as well as answer questions that you may have.
The contamination of baby milk with salmonella at a Lactalis factory in France last year was an accident and the dairy group took the necessary steps to prevent more babies falling ill, the company’s CEO told lawmakers in a rare public appearance. Lactalis, the world’s largest dairy group, recalled millions of tins of baby milk in France and around the world, and halted production at its Craon plant in northwest France after dozens of babies fell ill last year due to drinking salmonella-contaminated milk. The scandal, which deepened when errors in the massive product recall left some potentially contaminated baby milk on shop shelves, fuelled criticism of poor communication by Lactalis, which is privately held by the Besnier family.