California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP)

California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP)

PROJECT LEADS: Dr. Michael Payne, WIFSS, UC Davis; Dr. Deanne Meyer, UC ANR, UC Davis; Denise Mullinax, CDRF, CDQAP, 2021 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • California dairy facilities certified through California Dairy Quality Assurance Program’s (CDQAP) Environmental Stewardship...
Evaluation of Enteric Methane Reduction Protocol Issues

Evaluation of Enteric Methane Reduction Protocol Issues

RESEARCHER: Dr. Ermias Kebreab, UC Davis, 2021 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS  • Feed additives offer a potential method for reducing enteric methane emissions, yet currently dairy farms are not able to receive credit for these types of emission reductions. • This project produced...
Precision and Accuracy of Cow-Side Tests for Quarter

Precision and Accuracy of Cow-Side Tests for Quarter

RESEARCHERS: Dr. Heidi Rossow, VMTRC, UC Davis and Dr. Maria Marco, UC Davis, 2021 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Cow-side tests that predict somatic cell count (SCC) are quicker and relatively cheaper than milk cultures for testing for mammary infections, but their predictive...
2021 Dairy Cares

2021 Dairy Cares

PROJECT LEADS: Michael Boccadoro and Jennifer Bingham, 2021 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Dairy Cares outreach efforts and communications focused on addressing climate concerns and highlighting how California dairy farmers lead the world in sustainable farming practices.   •...