A first-of-its kind effort to provide a centralized resource where Iowans can receive information about appropriate farm animal care was announced in Des Moines by a unique coalition of farmers, animal well-being experts, veterinarians and industry leaders.
The Iowa Farm Animal Care Coalition (IFAC) is designed to answer Iowans’ questions about farm animal care and assist farmers in farm animal care resources to help ensure all Iowa farm animals benefit from the latest science-based animal care standards.
In addition to providing information on farm animal care to consumers and referrals to farmers, IFAC also provides access to animal care experts who specialize in many aspects of animal care, including animal science experts and veterinarians from Iowa State University’s colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Iowa state veterinarian office at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS). This independent team of experts makes up the On-Farm Evaluation Team and specializes in performing voluntary on-site evaluations to ensure appropriate farm animal care is being given.
Thursday January 10, 2013/ IFAC/ United States.