National Dairy FARM Program Launches Enhanced Biosecurity Initiative

Dan Biosecurity, Dairy


The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management Program last week announced the launch of FARM Biosecurity – Enhanced. The project is a new aspect of the FARM Biosecurity Program that includes training and an online database. FARM Biosecurity – Enhanced, includes an online database to develop and securely store dairy producers’ enhanced biosecurity plans and an online training that helps users write those plans.

FARM has also developed a FARM Biosecurity – Enhanced Biosecurity Prep Guide and Database User Guide to complement these tools. Stronger, or enhanced, levels of biosecurity will be needed to protect cattle against the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease found in two-thirds of the world. One FMD case in the United States could shut down movement across the nation of livestock and their products for at least 72 hours.

To learn more about the FARM Program or access protocol templates and training aids, visit the FARM website:

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)