FARM Animal Care Evaluations Are Resuming

FARM Animal Care Evaluations Are Resuming

Here’s what California producers can expect. By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP Every three years the National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program checks in with California producers (via local cooperative/ processor staff),...
Harvest Samples with the Harvest Moon

Harvest Samples with the Harvest Moon

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D., Livestock Waste Management Specialist, UC Davis, Department of Animal Science, UC ANR Choppers are going full throttle. That means it’s time to record harvested forage weights and sample forages from each field where manure was applied. These...
Nutrient Management in Drought

Nutrient Management in Drought

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D., Livestock Waste Management Specialist, UC Davis, Department of Animal Science, UC ANR Here we are again, DRY. Let’s dust off key nutrient management tips during drought. Work with your certified crop adviser (CCA) to be sure the Nutrient...
Chopping and Planting Require Sampling

Chopping and Planting Require Sampling

By Deanne Meyer, Ph.D., Livestock Waste Management Specialist, UC Davis, Department of Animal Science, UC ANR Winter rains were few this year. Forage harvest is a bit light, depending on your location and water use. It’s important to remember to sample...
A Plan for Rendering Disruptions

A Plan for Rendering Disruptions

Regulations make emergency mortality disposal mind-bendingly complex. CDFA, the dairy industry, renderers, and other regulatory agencies are working on short-term and long-term solutions. By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director,...