Drug residues … your problem?

The U.S. dairy industry is now under increased surveillance for drug residues in both meat and milk.  The Food & Drug Administration is stepping up its efforts to detect these substances in the food supply and has threatened stronger actions, including jail time for violators.  While dairy accounts for only about 8% of all cattle slaughtered in the food chain, it has 90% of the violations for residues.

To help dairy producers, veterinarians and industry professionals, two free webinars are scheduled, April 5 and April 6.  These hour-long informational sessions are presented by American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology (AFACT).  Dr. Mike Lormore, noted large-herd consultant and Director of U.S. Dairy Veterinary Operations for Pfizer Animal Health will present important information for dairy operators.  He’ll be joined by AFACT dairy producers in each session

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 1 – 2 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), with Ray Prock, of California

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 7 – 8 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), with Greg Jans of Minnesota.

Register by clicking the link http://www.itisafact.org or e-mailing information@itisafact.org.  Or call toll free 800.340.0737.  Protect your farm, your livelihood and consumer trust in your industry… plan to attend.