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Dairy Cattle Welfare Council

The purpose of the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council (DCWC) is to promote dairy cattle welfare by bringing together dairy farmers, veterinarians, consultants, universities, and the dairy community to develop best recommended practices with focus on animal well-being, management, husbandry, animal-people interaction, health, and productivity.

The DCWC was formally established in 2016 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for educational and scientific purposes.


The Board of the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council has made the very difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium till next year due to the current COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium to be held May 26-27, 2021 in Syracuse, New York.