Dairy Quality Center

World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours

World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours

 

This year three 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. MasCow Dairy of Moscow, Kansas, Blue Star Dairy of DeForest, Wisconsin and McCarty Family Farms LLC of Rexford, Kansas are part of a select few that will present a 30 minute program for attendees of the prestigious World Dairy Expo October 2-6, 2018.

 

MasCow Dairy, milking 3,500 cows, will feature youth training. MasCow Dairy has achieved the Verified Premium Plus rating for 10 years.

 

The virtual presentation of MasCow Dairy takes place Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Blue Star Dairy milks 2,600 cows. Their presentation will feature a family-run multi-site farm. Blue Star Dairy has achieved the Verified Premium Plus rating for 6 years.

 

The virtual presentation of Blue Star Dairy takes place Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

 

McCarty Family Farms LLC, milking 12,000 cows, will feature non-GMO rations. McCarty Family Farms has achieved the Verified Premium Plus rating for 7 years.

 

The virtual presentation of McCarty Family Farms takes place Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

 

All three MasCow Dairy, Blue Star Dairy and McCarty Family 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 premium discounts when VPP quality assurance standards are met.

 

Read more visiting the World Dairy Expo site.