Research Updates

Dairy and Almond Groups Partner on Healthy Soils Research

Dairy and Almond Groups Partner on Healthy Soils Research

By Dairy Cares UC Davis evaluates use of compost pellets made from dairy manure and almond twigs. UC Davis researchers are evaluating the use of pelletized compost made from dairy manure and almond tree twigs, to create safe, pathogen-free, value-added amendments to...

Advancing Water-Smart Dairy

By Dairy Cares California dairy families protect increasingly scarce water resources Feeding byproducts to dairy cows (about 40% of California dairy rations) further reduces the water footprint of dairy feed. (Data from 2020 Journal of Dairy Science study) Water is an...

Got Dairy Methane Reduction?

By Dairy Cares California’s Cost-Effective and Proven Climate Solution California has shown that dairy farms can deliver much needed short-term methane reductions. The annual report of California Climate Investments continues to demonstrate that the state’s two dairy...

California Dairy Farmers Help Lead the Way for Clean Energy

By Dairy Cares  California is leading the nation toward a 100 percent clean energy future. Multiple state policies are working to achieve a cleaner, more efficient energy grid and transportation sector. The state’s dairy farmers are also world leaders in energy-smart...

Dairy Research Bulletin: August 2021

Dairy Research Bulletin: August 2021

Selected Articles from Aug 2021 Environmental Management and Sustainability Invited review: Sustainability: Different perspectives, inherent conflict. Schiano AN, Drake MA. J Dairy Sci. 2021 Aug 25:S0022-0302(21)00832-8. Consumer definitions of sustainability are...

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...