Friesian Milking Cows

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 May

Environmental Management and Sustainability Recognizing salinity threats in the climate crisis. L CE, Downey K, Colby RS, Freire CA, Nichols S, Burgess MN, Judy KJ. Integr Comp Biol. 2022 May 31:icac069. Climate change is causing habitat salinity to transform at...

CDRF Research Brief: Research findings Steer Trends in Environmental Management and Nutritional Interests

SPRING 2022 In its most robust year yet, CDRF completed 11 research projects and science-based education and outreach programs in 2021. These included several research endeavors focused on methane mitigation; a nutritional study that sourced information from nearly...

Farmer to Farmer: AMMP Application and Install Experience

Farmer to Farmer Alternative manure management practices are accepted to reduce GHG emissions through the prevention of volatile solids from entering manure lagoons and existing in anaerobic conditions. Multiple practices have been installed on dairy operations...

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from April 2022

Environmental Management and Sustainability Enteric Methane Emissions and Animal Performance in Dairy and Beef Cattle Production: Strategies, Opportunities, and Impact of Reducing Emissions. Min BR, Lee S, Jung H, Miller DN, Chen R. Animals (Basel). 2022 Apr...

California Dairy: Momentum Continues in World-Leading Sustainability Endeavors

The California Dairy Sustainability Summit showcased incredible partnerships, investment, and success. By Dairy Cares The third California Dairy Sustainability Summit demonstrated tremendous optimism about planet-smart dairy farming. Speakers from across the state,...
Yogurt and berries

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.

Plowing Fields

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