The CDQAP Ruminations series offers detailed, but brief, reference materials on key animal care issues with a specific focus on methods that are beneficial to both improved animal care and the dairy producer’s bottom line.
Each Ruminations article provides scientific statistics, economic assessments, and links to resources on the subject matter addressed.
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By Dr. Michael Payne and Dr. Alec Gerry (Original posting date: January 6, 2016) What you need to know about read more
By Dr. Michael Payne Over the last two years more than a dozen California dairies have received fictitious ... read more
CDQAP Ruminations: COVID-19 and Dairy Worker Safety: Efficient Compliance with State & Federal Rules
Dr. Michael Payne. As in other states the COVID-19 epidemic has affected animal agriculture in California. A ... read more
New FARM Animal Care Standards: Annual training for specialized jobs By Dr. Michael Payne, UC Davis, School of ... read more
CDQAP Ruminations: Food Defense for Dairy Processors – Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules
Food Defense for Dairy Processors: Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules. Starting in July 2019 the ... read more
Dr. Michael Payne Trespass by criminals or animal activists has public relations, animal health and even ... read more
California farms lose up to half billion dollars to theft and other rural crime every year. Here are some steps you read more
New state and federal laws seek to prevent antibiotic resistance in both humans and animals. A review of herd ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Animal Handling & Profitably Increasing scientific evidence ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Preparing for Flooding & Evacuation An initial estimate of a ... read more
Highlights: What you need to know about the new medicated feed rules… On January 1, 2017 new federal rules ... read more
To minimize mastitis losses, by far the biggest return-on-investment is to prevent the disease in the first place. ... read more