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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.

New Processing of Dairy Milk Yields Drug Delivery Vehicles

Exosomes are small, membrane-enclosed vesicles produced by cells that can withstand digestion and pass the blood brain barrier. Pharmaceutical industries have a strong interest in exploring exosomes as drug delivery vehicles. Dairy milk contains a high concentration...

Bring Back the Fat in Dairy

To limit saturated fat intake, the most recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises eating low-fat and non-fat versions of dairy foods. A growing body of scientific research suggests dairy fats can have positive effects on heart health and the risk...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from October 2021

Dairy Research Bulletin Selected Articles from October 2021 Environmental Management and Sustainability The Dairy Cow Slurry Composition Used as Organic Fertilizer Is Influenced by the Level and Origin of the Dietary Protein. Vicente F, Elouadaf D, Sánchez-Vera A,...
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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