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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 October 2022

Environmental Management and Sustainability A large share of climate impacts of beef and dairy can be attributed to ecosystem services other than food production. von Greyerz K, Tidåker P, Karlsson JO, Röös E. J Environ Manage. 2022 Oct 18;325(Pt A):116400....

Dairy Research Bulletin: Selected Articles from September 2022

Environmental Management and Sustainability Roadmap for achieving net-zero emissions in global food systems by 2050. Costa C Jr, Wollenberg E, Benitez M, Newman R, Gardner N, Bellone F. Sci Rep. 2022 Sep 5;12(1):15064. Food systems emit ~ 35% of global greenhouse gas...

CA Dairy Farmer-to-Farmer AMMP Project Awareness Outreach

PROJECT LEADS: Dr. Mark Cooper, UC Davis, and Dr. Deanne Meyer, UC Davis, UC ANR, and Denise Mullinax, CDRF, CDQAP, 2020 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Project produced multiple Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) farmer-to-farmer learning opportunities: three webinars,...

Validating Nitrogen Fixing Ability of Microorganisms in Manure

RESEARCHER: Dr. Elizabeth Maga, UC Davis, 2020 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Understanding the nitrogen-fixing capacity of microbes in manure can lead to the development of strategies that either enhance or reduce bacteria related to the nitrogen cycle. This will allow dairy...

Characterization of California Dairy Manure

RESEARCHERS: Nick Clark, UC ANR, and Dr. Deanne Meyer, UC Davis, UC ANR, 2020 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Manure samples from 20 Central Valley dairies using various methods of manure handling and treatment technologies were analyzed for mineral content, total solids, volatile...
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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