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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.

CDFA Accepting Grant Applications for Dairy and Livestock Methane Reduction Programs

From CDFA Press Release - July 23, 2024: The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting grant applications from commercial dairies and livestock operations for the installation of equipment and implementation of practices that result in...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from June 2024

Dairy Research Bulletin Selected Articles from June 2024 Environmental Management and Sustainability Assessment of Ammonia Emissions and Greenhouse Gases in Dairy Cattle Facilities: A Bibliometric Analysis. Ferraz PFP, Ferraz GAES, Ferreira JC, Aguiar JV, Santana LS,...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from May 2024

Dairy Research Bulletin Selected Articles from May 2024  Environmental Management and Sustainability Air Quality and Public Health Effects of Dairy Digesters in California. Jiang J, Li Y, Kleeman M. Atmospheric Environment. 2024;331:120588. The dairy industry in...

Fourth California Dairy Sustainability Summit Marks Success

By Dairy Cares Dairy sector recognizes achievements and promotes progress in nourishing people and the planet. The fourth California Dairy Sustainability Summit marked milestones in world-leading progress and highlighted important partnerships. Held at UC Davis on...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from April 2024

Environmental Management and Sustainability UC Davis Research - Determining the prevalence of Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in manure of dairy lagoons. Pandey P, Gaa ME, Huo J, Okada Y, Lee KY, Giat S, Li X, Zhang R, Pandey...
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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