CDQAP Ruminations: Preventing and Controlling Hay Fires on Dairies

Highlights: What you need to know about preventing hay fires on California dairies… Every year California producers experience significant losses due to hay fires, most often caused by spontaneous combustion during the first six weeks following baling. Hay older than … Continue reading

CDQAP Ruminations: Food Defense for Dairy Processors – Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules

Food Defense for Dairy Processors: Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules. Starting in July 2019 the FDA is requiring food processors to develop plans and training to help prevent intentional adulteration of food. Below are some free on-line tools … Continue reading

CDQAP Ruminations: How stockmanship training for employees can improve your bottom line

Highlights: What You Need to Know About Animal Handling & Profitably Increasing scientific evidence demonstrates that handling practices which increase livestock stress levels result in measurable reduction in milk production, increased retained milk and decreased conception. For producers participating in … Continue reading

CDQAP Ruminations: Efficient Compliance with New Medicated Feed Rules

Highlights: What you need to know about the new medicated feed rules… On January 1st 2017 new federal rules will require that a herd veterinarian provide a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) order when any “medically important antibiotic” (antibiotic used in … Continue reading