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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.

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from March 2024

Environmental Management and Sustainability Quantifying the Impact of Different Dietary Rumen Modulating Strategies on Enteric Methane Emission and Productivity in Ruminant Livestock: A Meta-Analysis. Pepeta BN, Hassen A, Tesfamariam EH. Animals (Basel)....

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from February 2024

Environmental Management and Sustainability UC-Davis Vet Med Research Microbial diversity in dairy manure environment under liquid-solid separation systems. Shetty BD, Pandey PK, Mai K. Environ Technol. 2024 Feb 3:1-17. In dairy manure, a wide array of microorganisms,...

How California dairy farmers are important for promoting the health of people and the planet

Find out from Registered Dietitian Ashley Rosales how California dairy farmers’ efforts to advance sustainable farming practices are important for promoting the health of people and the planet. Click below! Courtesy of Dairy Cares

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from January 2024

Environmental Management and Sustainability Fifty years of environmental progress for United States dairy farms. Rotz CA, Beegle D, Bernard JK, Leytem A, Feyereisen G, Hagevoort R, Harrison J, Aksland G, Thoma G. J Dairy Sci. 2024 Jan 10:S0022-0302(24)00010-9. Dairy...

New Dairy Plus Program Awards Nearly $18 Million for Projects Reducing Greenhouse Gasses on Dairies

DAVIS, CA – The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) and the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation last month announced the award of $17.97 million in grant funding through the Dairy Plus Program to 15...
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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