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Dairy Cattle Welfare Council (DCWC)

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.

Our mission is to advance the care and treatment of dairy cattle by bringing the dairy industry together to inform, educate, and support continuous improvement of animal well-being on dairy farms.

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

Upcoming Events!

DCWC Webinar Series

  • "Managing the dairy cow around the time of calving"
    • Dr. Margit Bak Jensen, Aarhus University
    • To be held November 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
  • "Animal welfare audit programs: What does robustness look like?"
    • Dr. Cassandra Tucker, University of California – Davis
    • To be held December 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

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