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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 November 2023

Dairy Research Bulletin Selected Articles from November 2023 Environmental Management and Sustainability Methane Emissions from Dairy Operations in California's San Joaquin Valley Evaluated Using Airborne Flux Measurements. Schulze BC, Seinfeld JH, et al. Environ Sci...

Whey Protein Powder Lessens Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms in Mice

Written by: Alla Katsnelson, Ph.D | Issue # 117 | 2023 SPLASH! Milk Science Update Milk fat globule membrane, a component of whey protein, is rich in phospholipids, which play an important role in brain health and development. Mice carrying three genes that cause...

Dairy Farmers Innovating for a Cooler Climate, Cleaner Air, and Overall Sustainability

By Continuous innovation is allowing California’s dairy farmers to make a big difference for the planet. Climate scientists and leaders across the globe, including Governor Newsom, have recognized that tackling methane emissions is key to quickly...

CDFA Announces Nearly $35 Million to Support Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Dairy and Livestock

The Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation and the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) are pleased to announce the award of $21.41 million in grant funding to projects for the Alternative Manure Management Program...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from October 2023

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from October 2023 Environmental Management and Sustainability A Gridded Inventory of Annual 2012-2018 U.S. Anthropogenic Methane Emissions. Maasakkers JD, McDuffie EE, Sulprizio MP, Chen C, Schultz M, Brunelle L, Thrush R,...
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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