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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.

California Dairy Sustainability Summit

California Dairy Sustainability Summit, April 12-14, 2022 The next virtual California Dairy Sustainability Summit will take place online on April 12-14. The summit hosts important and timely discussions, as dairy farmers and organizations around the world partner to...

Tackling the Climate Challenge

California Dairy Farmers Lead the Way with a Multi-Pronged Approach   “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to the climate crisis and the challenges that we face in agriculture,” said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to fellow world leaders at COP26. California dairy...

Nutritional Intervention with Dairy Foods Prevents Falls and Fractures in Older Adults

Older adults are often malnourished, which can contribute to their increased risk of falls and fractures. A new study of more than 7000 residents of 60 aged-care facilities in Australia found that a nutritional intervention that increased the amount of dairy foods...

Milk and Other Animal-sourced Foods May Be Key Components of a Low-cost Nutritious Diet

There has been much debate about the respective roles of plant- and animal-sourced foods in environmentally sustainable diets, but few studies have taken both nutritional content and cost into account. A pair of recent studies modeled the role of plant- and...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from December 2021

Dairy Research Bulletin Selected Articles from December 2021 Environmental Management and Sustainability A Review of 3-Nitrooxypropanol for Enteric Methane Mitigation from Ruminant Livestock. Yu G, Beauchemin KA, Dong R. Animals (Basel). 2021 Dec 13;11(12):3540....
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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