New FARM Animal Care Standards

New FARM Animal Care Standards

New FARM Animal Care Standards: Annual training for specialized jobs By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP Every three years, to reflect evolving practices and science, the National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program is updated....
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...
Virtual California Dairy Sustainability Summit: Nov 5-6

Virtual California Dairy Sustainability Summit: Nov 5-6

California’s dairy producers are leaders in developing the most sustainable practices. Meeting ever-tightening environmental standards can also be one of their greatest challenges. The virtual California Dairy Sustainability Summit will showcase dairy families’...
Animal Rights Activists Increasingly Aggressive, Dangerous

Animal Rights Activists Increasingly Aggressive, Dangerous

Animal Rights Activists Increasingly Aggressive, Dangerous By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and Director, CDQAP For producers who have not experienced animal activism directly, it can be difficult to fully understand the scope of illegal...
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...