Pro-Choice Dairying

Chuck Zimmerman

Monsanto Posilac To help dairy farmers make decisions that are in their economic best interest, Monsanto is providing customers with a producer decision guide titled Dairying Equals Choices. The guide outlines important questions for dairy producers to ask if approached with requests to supply milk from cows not supplemented with POSILAC bovine somatotropin.

According to Kevin Holloway, president of Monsanto Dairy Business, “If dairy producers are asked by processors to produce milk without using Posilac, they should be paid a premium for giving up the valuable technology.” Holloway says there’s no difference between milk from cows treated with Posilac bovine somatotropin and those not treated, except that producers give up an average of 10 pounds of milk a day per cow by not using it.

Dairy producers who wish to receive a copy of “Dairying Equals Choices” can click on the link above to download one, contact a Monsanto Dairy Business representative – or call Monsanto’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-233-2999.

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