September 26, 2011


wisconsin administrative code

Dairy Farms

Definitions, licenses and permit requirements, fees, dairy farm standards, milk quality standards, examination of milk, inspection and enforcement.

Dairy Plants

Plant licenses and fees, facilities and operations, records and reports, pasteurization, inspection and enforcement.

Milk Haulers

Definitions, licenses, grade A permits, weigher and sampler license, construction and maintenance, daily cleaning and collecting milk from dairy farms.

wisconsin government

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

Information on Wisconsin’s food safety laws, animal health, environmental regulation, consumer protection and labeling laws, as well as resources for agricultural development, dairy farming, grazing and nutrient management.

Raw Milk Working Group Report

The working group was asked to explore and evaluate the legal and regulatory alternatives under Wisconsin law that would be necessary to protect public health if dairy farmers are allowed to sell raw milk to consumers on their farms. This report was published March 2011 and presented to Ben Brancel, Secretary of DATCP.

federal government

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Links to agricultural services and programs, animal health and food safety regulations, agency reports, the Farm Bill and more.

Census of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Full Census reports, searchable topics, overviews of U.S., state and county agricultural data.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Food safety and labeling requirements, animal health and veterinarian resources.

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Program

Food safety standards important for dairy processing plants.

pasteurized milk ordinance

Pasteurized Milk Ordinance

Now titled, the Grade “A” Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, this 2007 revised ordinance establishes nationwide quality standards for milk.