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Farm security tips: On-farm visitors

By: Dairy MAX

With the rise of animal activism across the country, it is more important than ever to remain vigilant in protecting your farm. Animal right activists are a small but active group with the goal to end ALL animal agriculture and who are willing to break the law, and in some cases, risk their own lives to do so.

Part of the Dairy MAX crisis plan is to work alongside dairy farmers and allied industry partners to monitor potential threats in a variety of ways, with the overall goal to protect dairy farmers’ ability to do business and feed the world.

There are many reasons to consider legitimate farm visits, but, out of an abundance of caution, it is wise to only accept farm visitors identified by a known person or group. Activists will lie to get access to your farm or facility, so trust your gut instinct. If something feels off, it probably is. Any cold call or caller should be turned away from the farm. There are two simple and reasonable reasons to give in response to unexpected visitors:

Dairy farmers and partners across the dairy value chain can take steps to protect both individual operations and the entire industry by following measures to reinforce basic farm security.

Remember, animal rights activists are a small but active group of people. The majority of the public trusts farmers, which is why it is important to continue building trust and sharing your stories.

Contact Dairy MAX at for biosecurity signs for your dairy farm, additional details on the tips provided, or to discuss on-farm visitors more thoroughly.

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