Probiotic Guidelines, Then and Now

Earlier this month, the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) announced the publication of probiotic guidelines. This is not the first effort to develop probiotic guidelines. Those were developed in May of 2002, by a panel … Continue reading

Dairy Families Step Up Preservation Efforts as Tricolored Blackbird Nesting Season Nears

For more than a decade, California dairy organizations have worked shoulder to shoulder with conservationists to preserve and increase the state’s threatened tricolored blackbird population. Partners in this effort include Audubon California, California Farm Bureau Federation, Dairy Cares, Sustainable Conservation, … Continue reading

Why Dairy Proteins May Be the Answer to Controlling Insulin and Blood Glucose Levels

Davis, California People with type 2 diabetes know to avoid certain carbohydrates that raise blood sugar levels. Counting carbohydrates is as easy as checking the nutrition label on foods for grams of sugar. But carbohydrates are not the only nutrient … 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

Dairy Farmers Innovating Irrigation Practices to Reduce Water Use

Through improved production efficiency, the water footprint of a glass of milk has been continuously reduced over the years. Dairy farmers in the Golden State are now making further strides in water conservation with more efficient crop irrigation technologies and … Continue reading