Welcome to the closed Listserv (email mailing list) available for current members of the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council (DCWC) to discuss dairy welfare-related questions and ideas across the group. The goal of this Listserv is to give our members a safe venue for open discussion similar to that which we enjoy at the annual symposium. We have automatically signed up DCWC members. Please contact DCWCouncil@gmail.com if you would like to request "Digest Mode" and receive only one message per day containing all of the previous day's discussion, or if you would like to be completely removed from Listserv.
The purpose of this Listserv is to allow open discussion on current topics regarding dairy welfare, challenges on farm, new research, and ideas. The list will also be used to send out occasional announcements or relevant information from the DCWC. The mailing list is limited to active DCWC members; thus, it is not an open forum. Please Note: You can only send to the list from the email address in which you are subscribed. The forum is monitored, but not moderated. All members are asked to adhere to the "code of conduct" listed below. Any members found to be violating these rules will be removed from the Listserv.
Code of Conduct:
1.) Members are expected to always conduct themselves in a professional manner. No foul language, direct attacks or harassment is allowed. If you would not say it at the DCWC meeting across the table at the conference, then it should not be said here.
2.) No profane or overtly inflammatory content is to be shared on the list. Posts are not moderated so we expect our members to be respectful and responsible with what they post. Members who have concerns about the content shared on the list may reach out to the DCWC board via the email address listed above.
3.) No soliciting or commercial business is allowed on the list. Any question on what is covered can be sent to the email address listed above for consideration.
4.) All conversation on the list is considered confidential within the group. If a member wishes for content to be shared outside the group they may waive that confidentiality for on individual email.
5.) The DCWC leadership reserves the right to remove any member from the list who is not abiding by the rules, or to shut down the list if necessary. Members removed from the list may petition the DCWC Board of Directors if they wish to return.
Thank you all for your participation in the DCWC, and we look forward to this opportunity to foster interesting conversations. Thanks to Ohio State University Veterinary Extension for housing this forum.
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