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...
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...

CA Dairy Farms Reach Major Milestone in Climate Goal

Methane reduction efforts on track for positive impacts on climate and more The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) reported this month that California’s dairy farms will soon be more than halfway to achieving the state’s world-leading target for...