Individual farmers decide whether to use the ingredient as part of their feed mix – some do, some don’t. If it’s used, it’s usually a small amount – typically less than 1% of a cow’s diet. While the use of palm products in dairy cow’s feed doesn’t impact the quality or healthy properties of milk and milk products, there are other considerations that have recently been raised by consumers. DFC is convening a national working group of experts to address concerns that have been raised by consumers. While this work takes place, DFC has asked dairy farmers across Canada to consider alternatives to palm supplements in cattle feed. As a member of DFC, BC Dairy Association supports this position and is actively engaging with BC dairy farmers on this matter. Palm products are not permitted as feed in the production of certified organic milk, so that’s an option for concerned consumers. You can read more here.