Fall is in the Air

Fall is in the Air

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D., Livestock Waste Management Specialist Dept. of Animal Science, UC Davis and UC ANR Mornings are cooler. Solid manure is hauled daily. Fall is here. It’s that time of year to remember all of the areas that need winterizing on the dairy. Sample...
California Dairy Sustainability Summit Goes Virtual!

California Dairy Sustainability Summit Goes Virtual!

The second California Dairy Sustainability Summit will take place virtually this November 5th and 6th. The online event will connect dairy farmers, state and local officials, researchers, technology providers, and others, to promote the economic and environmental...

Mental Health is Important

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D., Livestock Waste Management Specialist Dept. of Animal Science, UC Davis and UC ANR Dairy markets have seen some highs and lows this year. From international markets to domestic supply chain issues 2020 has been surreal. Labor issues and...
Wildfires Bring Smoke, Power Loss & Other Challenges

Wildfires Bring Smoke, Power Loss & Other Challenges

By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP With the worst of California’s wildfire season just beginning, 25 major blazes have already destroyed 4,200 structures and consumed more than 4 million acres, more than any year on...
Cal/OSHA Moving Toward COVID-19 Compliance

Cal/OSHA Moving Toward COVID-19 Compliance

By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP CDQAP previously reported that Cal/OSHA was making “compliance assistance visits” to ag businesses related  to COVID-19 worker safety. Reports from the field indicate that Cal/OSHA has...
Veterinarians Using Barbiturate For Euthanasia

Veterinarians Using Barbiturate For Euthanasia

Orange “B” an important mark By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP Effective July 30, veterinarians using barbiturates to euthanize livestock must mark the forehead with an orange “B” that is at least 4 inches in...
Winterize Now, While the Sun is Shining!

Winterize Now, While the Sun is Shining!

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D., Livestock Waste Management Specialist Dept. of Animal Science, UC Davis and UC ANR It’s that time of the year again! With hot weather comes  the reminder to prepare for winter. Now is the time to think “winter” as you drive around...