Canada’s dairy farmers are recognized as world leaders in producing quality milk. Both processors and consumers believe this to be true and have confidence in the milk we produce. The key to our ongoing and future success, however, is to maintain both processor and consumer confidence in the quality and sustainability of the Canadian milk that goes into the dairy products they enjoy.
Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) proAction is an efficient and coordinated national program that will allow Canada’s dairy industry to continue its business leadership in producing quality milk by integrating on-farm customer assurance programs.
proAction integrates several elements into a single program. These elements are currently at different stages of development or implementation across the country:
proAction will reinforce the dairy industry’s leadership and encourage continuous improvement. Standards adhered to by all dairy farmers will strengthen our already solid reputation by providing proof to processors, retailers and consumers that we produce safe milk, responsibly.
The integrated proAction Reference Manual and Workbook are now available. These documents replace the Food Safety (CQM) Reference Manual and Workbook as well as the Animal Care and Livestock Traceability Farmer Manual (dated July 2015), previously available on DFO's website.
The new proAction Reference Manual describes the Food Safety (CQM), Animal Care and Livestock Traceability requirements, which have been integrated into one seamless program. "Place holders" have been left within the Reference Manual for Biosecurity and Environment requirements. They will be included in an updated Manual scheduled for publication in September 2018. Click below to access.
On this page, you can find:
Frequently Asked Questions
and answers about the program
you can read to learn more about topics related to proAction
proAction Advisor List
Pride in proAction
Animal Care Notice of Change – Pain control requirements for castration have
changed, effective September 1, 2017 (English
New proAction Progress Report
for 2017-2018, published March 2019
CLTS Traceability Database
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