Dairy industry launches poster for avoiding antibiotic residues

A poster with pointers on how dairy farmers can make sure their milk always meets the stringent antibiotic residues standards will be distributed to all dairy producers – free of charge – throughout October.

Produced and designed by NOAH in conjunction with Dairy UK and Milk Quality Forum and supported by organisations involved with milk production in the UK, the poster was due to have been on display for the first time at this year’s Dairy Event as part of the Farm Health Planning exhibit.

The A2-size, laminated poster is designed to help dairy producers ensure their milk always makes the grade. The practical guide to avoiding milk antibiotic residues poster is key to managing both herd health and milk quality, according to NOAH chief executive Philip Sketchley. “The quality of British milk is excellent, but for dairy farmers, every penny counts.

“All the major organisations involved in UK dairy industry are delighted to have worked together to make this poster available to every UK dairy producer. We believe that the assistance it can give cannot be over emphasised,” he said.

To facilitate the speedy distribution of this poster, National Milk Records has kindly agreed to deliver them in bulk to each milk buyer depot via its transport service. “We are then asking the milk depots to arrange for one of these posters to be placed in the parlour on each of the farms that it visits,” he explained.

It is anticipated that all deliveries to depot and dairy producers will be complete by the middle of October. The posters will also be displayed at the practices of BCVA-member vets and is being sent to all cattle vets by BCVA.

If any UK dairy farmer in the UK has not received their poster by the end of October, they should tell their vet practice. The practice will arrange through NOAH for a copy to be sent.

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