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California Dairy Research Foundation

Dairy research is essential to the continued innovation of California’s thriving dairy industry.

For more than 30 years, CDRF has supported the California dairy industry through relevant and emergent research, producer education and outreach. CDRF is primarily funded by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), which receives check-off dollars from California dairy producers.

CDRF collaborates and partners with other dairy industry organizations to best support the California dairy industry. CDRF seeks project co-funding wherever applicable to maximize funding and research investment opportunities.

Yogurt and Dairy Foods Show Benefits to Cardiovascular Health and Type 2 Diabetes

by Lauren Milligan Newmark in SPLASH!® milk science update: September 2021 Issue Consumption of dairy foods, particularly yogurt, has been associated with reductions in inflammation, improvements in gut and cardiovascular health, and a reduced risk for type 2...

Dairy and Almond Groups Partner on Healthy Soils Research

By Dairy Cares UC Davis evaluates use of compost pellets made from dairy manure and almond twigs. UC Davis researchers are evaluating the use of pelletized compost made from dairy manure and almond tree twigs, to create safe, pathogen-free, value-added amendments to...

Dairy Research Bulletin: August 2021

Selected Articles from Aug 2021 Environmental Management and Sustainability Invited review: Sustainability: Different perspectives, inherent conflict. Schiano AN, Drake MA. J Dairy Sci. 2021 Aug 25:S0022-0302(21)00832-8. Consumer definitions of sustainability are...
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Nutrition & Health, Product Innovation

Promote the health and nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products.

Dairy Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

Ensure dairy products are safe and maintain quality throughout the value chain.

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Environmental Management, Educations, and Industry Outreach

Promote and protect California dairy industry values and integrity.

The California Milk Advisory Board is the major sponsor of the California Dairy Research Foundation