2020 Dairy Cares

2020 Dairy Cares

Key Take-A-Ways Dairy Cares communication efforts included academic papers, e-newsletters, virtual conference sessions, and key messaging to media outlets. They focused on amplifying climate concerns, informing stakeholders of the most up-to-date science on methane...
2020 Dairy Feed Fellowship

2020 Dairy Feed Fellowship

Key Take-A-Ways Dairy feed fellowships provided practical experience to animal nutrition graduate students through on-site partnerships with feed manufacturers, feed companies, and nutrition consultants. The 2019–2020 fellowship supported two students in on-farm...
Impact of Feed Formulation Variability

Impact of Feed Formulation Variability

Key Takeaways: Differences between formulated feed and analyzed feed on overall carbon footprint was small. Variability in feed ingredients from year to year in response to availability and costs of production was associated with variable enteric emissions. Small...

Deanne Meyer Recognized for Leadership

Dr. Deanne Meyer was recently awarded the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board’s 2019 Water Quality Stewardship Award for her leadership in advancing the science and practice of pasture-based dairy operations on the North Coast. Through CDQAP, Meyer and a...

CA’s Dairy Farmers on Their Way Toward Planet-Smart Goals

  California’s dairy families are world leaders in planet-smart farming. As Time magazine put it, “California already has a Green New Deal,” and it includes the state’s family dairy farms. Through a collaborative effort, the state is working to demonstrate...

CDRF Announces Denise Mullinax as Executive Director

DAVIS, Calif. — The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Denise Mullinax as executive director of CDRF, an independent nonprofit foundation with a mission to lead and deliver the best research and science-based...