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Animal welfare

We are committed to providing dairy products made with top-quality milk from cows that are well treated.

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To produce good milk, cows must be well treated.

Agropur and its member farmers therefore believe that at every stage of their lives, dairy cows must be properly reared, kept and cared for so that they stay healthy, comfortable and safe.

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In our Animal Welfare Statement, we set out the following guidelines:

  • Agropur has zero tolerance for mistreatment and cruelty toward animals

  • Agropur expects the people who look after the cows on its member farms to use appropriate methods of caring for and handling dairy cattle

  • In addition to supporting industry initiatives to improve animal welfare, Agropur promotes compliance with suitable animal-welfare standards by its members in Canada and its suppliers in the United States. 

See our Animal Welfare Statement.

For more information on standards and existing programs:

  • Canada: National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)

  • Canada: proAction national mandatory certification program

  • United States: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM)