Certification for Dairy Farms in Costa Rica

The largest dairy business in the country and the National Service of Animal Health will certify milk producers with good agro-ecological practices.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Costa Rican dairy producers will be able to count on an innovative program that will help them apply regulations for the management of waste, improve the treatment process of sewage, and receive assistance in agro-ecological matters.

It the first National Program of Agro-Ecological Management that establishes the Veterinary Certificate of Operation (CVO) and sets the requirements for the appropriate processing of dairy waste. It is expected that in a time frame of two years, the majority of the associated farms of Two Pines will be certified with the objective of better protecting the environment.

It is the first National Program of Agro-Ecological Management that establishes the Veterinary Certificate of Operation (CVO) and sets the requirements for the appropriate processing of diary waste. It is expected that in a time frame of two years, the majority of the associated farms of Dos Pinos will be certified with the objective of better protecting the environment.

The certification process started with the analysis of 400 farms, 370 of which already include an action plan and will be implemented thanks to the coordinated efforts of the National Service of Animal Health (SENASA) of the Agriculture, Stockbreeding, and Milk Producers Cooperative Department of Two Pines R.L.

The Veterinary Certificate of Operation replaces the operation permit that the Department of Health previously submitted. By resolution of the Attorney General's Office of the Republic, SENASA is responsible for providing the certificates of operation to the livestock farms.

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