ICAR plenary highlights on World Milk Day

This year’s theme for World Milk Day was Climate Action, and IDF Director General, Caroline Emond presented at the ICAR plenary on June 1st where several elements were showcased regarding climate change. The presentation conveyed the work that is being done within IDF and the dairy sector such as the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero […]

LCA Guide Methodology to be released in 2022

IDF would like to announce that it will be releasing a newly updated publication of the “IDF common approach to carbon foot printing in the dairy value chain using a lifecycle assessment approach”, planning to be published in Q3 of 2022. This will replace the previous Bulletin 479 that was released in 2015. This is […]

IDF and ICAR webinar host an interactive virtual event on animal welfare

On the 24 February 2021, IDF, in cooperation with the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), hosted a virtual event looking at frameworks for animal welfare assessments. The webinar was attended by over 200 participants, and was moderated by David Kelton, from the University of Guelph who presented 4 panelist speakers. The introduction begun with […]

IDF symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow milk goes virtual!

IDF held its first-ever virtual symposium on Sheep, Goat, and other non-Cow milk between the 4-6 November 2020. It was a chance for the global dairy community to come together and discuss the latest advances about milk originating from other ruminants than cows on the fields of human nutrition and science and technology, as well […]

Dairy sector case studies on water foot printing and carbon soil stock changes for GLEAM

In June 2020, the IDF organized two webinars aimed at providing scientists within the dairy sector an overview of the incorporation of the FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance guidelines into the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment model (GLEAM). The aim of GLEAM is to quantify production and use of natural resources in the livestock sector […]