Research Updates

CA Dairy Farmer-to-Farmer AMMP Project Awareness Outreach

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,...

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

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...

Growing Safflower for Silage  on California Dairy Farms

Growing Safflower for Silage on California Dairy Farms

RESEARCHER: Dr. Stephen Kaffka, UC Davis, 2021 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Safflower crops planted in winter in the San Joaquin Valley were efficient with respect to water use, comparable in feed quality to cereal silages made from small grains like wheat and were able to...

Feed Industry Fellowship with a Focus on Dairy Feeding Systems

Feed Industry Fellowship with a Focus on Dairy Feeding Systems

PROJECT LEAD: Dr. Heidi Rossow, VMTRC, UC Davis, 2020 KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • Dairy feed fellowships provide graduate students in animal nutrition with practical knowledge and experience about feeding systems and nutrient management in a large dairy herd environment.  • The...

SPLASH! Milk Science Update and the IMGC

SPLASH! Milk Science Update and the IMGC

RESEARCHER: Dr. Carl Whithaus, UC Davis, 2021   KEY TAKE-A-WAYS • SPLASH! is a bi-monthly e-newsletter that highlight important scientific articles on milk science, the dairy industry, and nutrition.  • SPLASH! is read in every major city in the world, with over...

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...