Changes to Dairy Farming Jan. 1

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- Starting the first of the year, there are some changes to dairy farming. Dr. Heather Schlesser stopped by NewsChannel 7 at Noon Wednesday to explain.

Here are the changes:
*Dehorning before eight weeks of age must be done with pain mitigation. This is something that has been around, but the National Dairy Farm Program is stressing pain mitigation.
*The practice of tail docking is no longer allowed. This is also part of the National Dairy Farm Program which is open to all dairy farmers, co-ops and processors across the U.S. It sets the highest standards in animal care.
*Use of bST is being discontinued
*Veterinary Feed Directive
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