Nutrition & Health
Effectiveness of Bovine Milk Oligosaccharides in Modifying Gastrointestinal Function in Healthy Individuals (10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012)
In this project, a novel and innovative hypothesis that the supplementation of the recently discovered BMO selectively enriches beneficial bacteria in the human gut and will be tolerated will be addressed. This research will determine whether BMO is well tolerated in healthy adults and shifts gutmicrobiota populations toward beneficial saccharolytic microbes.
Identification of Mammary Gland Regulatory Clusters in Bovine Genome (1/1/2009-6/30/2012)
The overall goal of this research is to understand the remarkable and diverse nutritional values of the components of milk and resulting dairy products and the biochemical processes that control them. This project will identify specific gene clusters involved in bovine lactation, involution, and mastitis as it is important for the dairy farmer to be able to prolong lactation, to minimize the gradual decline in milk production, and to mitigate mastitic infections.
Characterization and Function of Milk Glycopeptides (4/1/2009-3/31/2013)
This project will provide the principles and first generation candidates for the industrialization of a new category of food ingredients, bioactive glycoproteins, based on structures, mechanisms and benefits associated with their emergence through evolution in human milk. The structures and mechanisms associated with these components will be the knowledge scaffold to pursue similar structures functions and health benefits in bovine milk and other agricultural commodities.
Translating the Science of Milk Genomics (3/1/2012-12/31/2012)
IMGC will create an Editorial Staff to produce monthly email newsletters and sponsor-specific quarterly reports to highlight the very best articles in various interest areas and to translate the content of these articles for the non-expert. The expected outcomes of providing this valuable service include increased IMGC membership and increased sponsorship, both of which are vital to the future of the consortium.
Does Milk Matter? The Importance of Milk for Probiotics Lactobacillus casei Performance in the Gut (10/1/2008-9/31/2012)
This project will aim to provide evidence that probiotic effects in the gut are supported and /or enhanced by their delivery in dairy products.
Milk & Yogurt vs. Calcium & Vitamin D Supplements for Bone Health in Postmenopausal Woman (1/1/2011-12/31/2013)
This project will use a novel technique of accelerator mass spectroscopy analysis of 41Ca isotope which is used to deep label the calcium in bone. This technique gives the ability to evaluate the amount of calcium loss directly from the skeleton of postmenopausal women. Results from this project will provide the foundation for a larger clinical trial to examine the effectiveness of milk/yogurt to reduce the loss of calcium and other bone enhancing minerals in postmenopausal women.
Effects of Dairy Fat on Postprandial Inflammation (9/1/2011-3/30/2013)
This project aims to determine the effects of saturated fat in dairy compared with palm oil in a meal, the effects of substituting a portion of saturated fat in a meal with anti-inflammatory MFGM, and the matrix effects of consuming saturated fat as cheese on postprandial inflammatory markers. The results will provide crucial information to dairy producers by discovering whether altering the dairy fat structure to increase the MFGM content is beneficial and to government agencies by discovering whether saturated fat consumed as cheese is in fact inflammatory in the postprandial state.
Safety & Security
Rapid High-throughput Milk Assay Adaptable to Foot and Mouth Disease and Other Pathogens (05/01/2012 to 10/31/2013)
The objective is to implement and evaluate rapid and high-volume testing of milk samples by real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology. The implementation of the BVDV milk assay will significantly shorten the time for implementation of the routine rapid FMDV assay, once approved by USDA; or for rapid validation and implementation in the face of an FMDV outbreak in California if prior to USDA approval.
Dr. Hailu Kinde
Food Animal/Food Safety Residency Program at CAHFS (1/1/2010-7/31/2012)
The CAHFS’ fellowship training program provides an understanding and knowledge of diagnostic disciplines, analytical and quantitative skills in risk assessment and in research methodologies and experience and exposure to regulatory agency policies and roles, food safety, animal welfare and environmental issues through participation in selected components of existing CAHFS’ and SVM’s professional and graduate educational programs as well as externships with government agencies, dairy industries and other programs.
Dairy Industry Foot and Mouth Disease Drill, Western Region (03/01/2012 to 10/17/2012)
Agency will develop and execute a full-day, foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) crisis drill. Modeled on the 2011 Dairy Industry Regional Crisis Drills, the session will challenge participants to build understanding, experience and skills to ensure swift and effective response to an FMD outbreak. The drill will support the California dairy industry’s efforts to build relationships among producers, processors, and other industry representatives and government officials that will support response to an U.S. FMD outbreak and other large-scale crises with the potential to impact consumer confidence and the dairy economy. The drill will include a FireBell simulation as a part of a social media skill-building session and will be customized to meet the needs of the participants in the room.
2012 California Dairy Industry Sustainability Communications Project and California Dairy Quality Assurance Program Support (1/1/2012-12/31/2012)
The major objective of this program is to maintain and increase awareness of dairy sustainability initiatives and accomplishments among target audiences. This will be accomplished through grassroots outreach, enhanced web delivery of sustainability communications, additional development and delivery of communications content, and continued support to CDRF’s flagship California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP). Dairy Cares will also measure effectiveness of various communications tools and delivery methods.
Research approach to determine the best land use to feed a growing human population (01/01/2012 - 07/31/2012)
Dr. Deanne Meyer
Environmental Stewardship Component of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program 2012
The Environmental Stewardship Module of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program will work with stakeholders to develop and disseminate essential information to California dairy operators and their consultants to improve understanding and compliance with environmental regulations. It will provide a grass-roots education program to address the environmental risk factors of critical importance in their jurisdictional area of the state.
CDQAP Maintenance 2012: Welfare, Food Safety & Security, Administration
CDQAP offers producers free, accurate information regardless of trade association or processor affiliation, herd size or location. Target groups for CDQAP education and outreach activities include dairy producers, dairy managers, allied dairy industry members, and staff from CDQAP partner organizations (dairy trade associations, California Farm Bureau and USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service) and regulatory agencies.
Short Courses & Symposium. (1/1/2012-12/31/2012)