Are Health-Boosting Benefits Hiding in Some of Your Favorite Foods?

Love yogurt, kefir, cheese, wine, beer, kimchi, and pickles? A new peer-reviewed paper supported in part by the California Dairy Research Foundation, reveals evidence that fermented foods, developed thousands of years ago for their ability to avoid contamination, may increase … Continue reading

Highlights of the 13th Annual IMGC Symposium held in Davis, California

Highlights of the 13th Annual IMGC Symposium by Sam Westreich in SPLASH!® milk science update: October 2016 The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) held its 13th annual conference this past September 27–29, 2016, at the University of California, Davis. With … Continue reading

Annual Scientific Symposium Opens with Welcome by California Dairy Farmer

UC Davis hosts International Milk Genomics and Human Health Symposium International experts gather to discuss cutting-edge research on milk, lactation and human health September 27, 2016 DAVIS, CA – More than 100 international experts in milk nutrition, human health, genomics, lactation … Continue reading

Early Detection of Microbes Improves Dairy Food Products Safety and Quality, Boosts Consumer Confidence

By Marissa Stein What’s in our Milk? It’s not often you meet someone who loves bacteria. In fact, for most of us it’s the opposite—we constantly wash our hands, cover our coughs, wash our foods. But for Dr. Maria Marco … Continue reading

Innovation Inspires New Director of the DPTC

For more than 30 years, the Dairy Products Technology Center (DPTC) at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, has provided three key programs — Dairy Ingredients Application, Research and Outreach Activities — in its pursuit to excel and expand … Continue reading

Quality Cow Nutrition Means Better Greenhouse Gas Efficiency

Dante Migliazzo’s philosophy for quality animal care is simple. “It’s non-negotiable,” said Migliazzo. “My dad taught us how important it is to do it right.” At the family dairy in Atwater, Dante and his brother, Dino, carry on their father’s … Continue reading

California Dairy Industry Leads in Resilient, Sustainable Food Systems

The California dairy industry is leading the way in producing sustainable food. Producing 42.3 billion pounds of milk in 2014 (more than one-fifth of the nationwide total), California dairy producers have become an integral part of sustainable food systems: repurposing … Continue reading

California Investment in New Technologies and Training for Better Dairy Herd Management

One might easily say that California’s “bread and butter” is the dairy industry. Dairying is California’s number one agricultural commodity and California’s dairy farms produce 20 percent of the nation’s milk supply. Pretty impressive, since 99 percent of California’s dairy … Continue reading