Dairy is one of the most regulated industries. Milk is tested on the farm, at the processing plant and there are many safeguards in place to protect our nation’s milk supply.
Okay, this sounds nice, but is it true? Yes. I saw a lot of these safeguards in action when I was a field rep for a milk marketing cooperative.
No one wants to be that farm that caused an antibiotic load.
If a farm is continuously shipping milk with antibiotic residue, they may lose their milk market and much more. This is something dairy farmers take very seriously.
Besides for loving dairy cows, I love that our milk supply is so safe and that so many people care so much about keeping it that way.