World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours
This year two Verified Premium Plus dairies will present virtual tours at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. These VPP dairies have received excellent ratings on the veterinarian-based VPP on-the-dairy audit. Ocooch Dairy of Hillsboro, Wisconsin and Forget-Me-Not Farms of Cimarron, KS are part of a select few that will present a 30 minute program for attendees of the prestigious World Dairy Expo October 4-8, 2016.
Ocooch Dairy, milking 736 cows, will feature family commitment. Ocooch Dairy has achieved the Verified Premium Plus rating for 9 years.
The virtual presentation of Ocooch Dairy takes place Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.
Forget-Me-Not Farms milks 8,900 cows. Their presentation will feature expansion. Forget-Me-Not Farms has achieved the Verified Premium Plus rating for 6 years.
The virtual presentation of Forget-Me-Not takes place Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Both Ocooch Dairy and Forget-Me-Not Farms embrace the quality assurance message and the need to ensure consumers that food safety starts at the dairy.
The Verified Premium Plus on-the-dairy audit is completed with a veterinarian verifying protocols and standards in place to produce high quality milk and dairy beef. The dairies are audited in the following areas:
- Milk Safety and Quality
- Quality Dairy Animal Care
- Environmental Sustainability
- Pathogen Management
- Personnel Development
- Quality Dairy Beef
An annual audit provides consumer information for the dairy. The Verified Premium Plus designation is recognized by several insurance companies who offer discounts with quality assurance standards being met. A national insurance company offers a 15% discount to qualifying dairies.
Read more visiting the World Dairy Expo site.