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Dairy Research Bulletin: August 2021

Dairy Research Bulletin: August 2021

DAIRY RESEARCH BULLETIN Selected Articles from Aug 2021 ____________________________________________________________________________________ Environmental Management and Sustainability Invited review: Sustainability: Different perspectives, inherent conflict. Schiano...

Benefits of California Dairy Using Byproducts as Feeds

Benefits of California Dairy Using Byproducts as Feeds

Key Take-A-Ways Overall, this research shows that the use of byproducts in dairy rations benefits both agriculture and the environment, improving the sustainability of California agriculture. The average share of byproducts in the ration differs across dairy...

Dairy Methane Reduction Strategies for California Dairies

Dairy Methane Reduction Strategies for California Dairies

Key Take-A-Ways Economic impact of methane emissions reductions varies by herd size and manure management practices employed. Methane emissions from California dairy manure management are declining with adoption of alternative manure management practices and...

SPLASH!® Milk Science Update and the IMGC

SPLASH!® Milk Science Update and the IMGC

Key Take-A-Ways SPLASH!® milk science update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that highlights notable scientific articles on milk science, the dairy industry, and nutrition. SPLASH!® was accessed from every major city in the world and remains an important draw for visitors...

Growing Safflower on California Dairy Farms

Growing Safflower on California Dairy Farms

Key Take-A-Ways Safflower has value as a silage feed when harvested at a vegetative state in early spring following November planting. Safflower as winter forage has greater water use efficiency with a large amount of forage dry matter biomass. Safflower silage stored...

Growing Sugarbeets on California Dairy Farms

Growing Sugarbeets on California Dairy Farms

Key Take-A-Ways Sugarbeets grown in winter on San Joaquin Valley dairy farms could reduce costs and maximize the value of feed produced with less available water. Sugarbeet-almond hull silage created a high digestibility and high dietary net energy dairy feed that was...

2020 California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP)

2020 California Dairy Quality Assurance Program (CDQAP)

Key Take-A-Ways Facilities certified in CDQAP’s Environmental Stewardship program were eligible for fee discounts from the State Water Resources Control Board totaling nearly $2 million, approximately $2,500 per facility. COVID-19 impacted delivery of in-person...

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...