Journal of Dairy Science offers collection on tail docking

Journal of Dairy Science offers collection on tail docking

Online collection provides wealth of scientific knowledge regarding practice of tail docking of dairy cattle.

The recent announcement by the National Milk Producers Federation that, as of Jan. 1, 2017, tail docking will not be permitted under the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program has ignited debate about the practice. Opinions in favor of or in opposition to the group's decision are varied.

For example, while the American Association of Bovine Practitioners has opposed tail docking for nearly two decades and California banned the act in 2009, the practic

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