Dairy-L was established to provide an electronic forum for the seeking and dissemination of factual-based information relative to the managing of dairy cows and dairy herds for people advising the dairy industry. There is wide latitude for interpretation of this purpose and we have tried to be very tolerant in interpreting what does and doesn't fit. What does not fit is the innuendo, speculation, name calling, and messages that are private in nature or provide for financial gain for an individual. Additionally, Dairy-L is for dairy cow/herd management discussions, not dairy food production discussions and a whole other myriad of agriculturally related discussions that are only marginally related to managing the cow or the herd. Granted, there is wide latitude for interpretation, but common sense usually prevails and we would like to keep it that way.
Dairy-L is an electronic information exchange network for issues pertaining to dairy production. All messages are distributed using the topics feature of the listserv software. Each message will be classified according to one or more of 11 different topic areas. You can receive all messages or you can just receive those that contain information pertaining to a specific topic(s) of interest to you.
Dairy-L is a forum dedicated to providing factual information to its subscribers with a minimum of speculation, grandstanding, and pushing of a one-sided agenda. All points of view are welcome; however, repeated pressuring on a point and flaming are undesirable aspects of some lists that we seek to minimize. This has resulted in the operation of a well-respected source of information for the global dairy community.