Ruminations

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.

Ruminations are published quarterly. Click here to sign up for email notification of new publications.

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CDQAP Ruminations: Food Defense for Dairy Processors – Efficient, low-cost compliance with new FDA rules

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 FDA read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Dealing with Trespass and Drones on California Dairies

CDQAP Ruminations: Dealing with Trespass and Drones on California Dairies

Dr. Michael Payne Trespass by criminals or animal activists has public relations, animal health and even personal ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Preventing Rural Crime on Your Dairy

CDQAP Ruminations: Preventing Rural Crime on Your Dairy

California farms lose up to half billion dollars to theft and other rural crime every year. Here are some steps you read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Antibiotic Resistance – New Laws & Opportunities

CDQAP Ruminations: Antibiotic Resistance – New Laws & Opportunities

New state and federal laws seek to prevent antibiotic resistance in both humans and animals. A review of herd ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: How stockmanship training for employees can improve your bottom line

CDQAP Ruminations: How stockmanship training for employees can improve your bottom line

Highlights: What You Need to Know About Animal Handling & Profitably Increasing scientific evidence ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Coping with Flooding and Evacuation

CDQAP Ruminations: Coping with Flooding and Evacuation

Highlights: What You Need to Know About Preparing for Flooding & Evacuation An initial estimate of a dairy’s ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Efficient Compliance with New Medicated Feed Rules

CDQAP Ruminations: Efficient Compliance with New Medicated Feed Rules

Highlights: What you need to know about the new medicated feed rules… On January 1, 2017 new federal rules will ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Cost Effective Mastitis Treatment & Prevention

CDQAP Ruminations: Cost Effective Mastitis Treatment & Prevention

To minimize mastitis losses, by far the biggest return-on-investment is to prevent the disease in the first place. ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Economics and the Non-Ambulatory Cow

CDQAP Ruminations: Economics and the Non-Ambulatory Cow

Many non-ambulatory cows will respond to treatment, but only if it is begun immediately. It’s even more ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Dehorning and Economics

CDQAP Ruminations: Dehorning and Economics

 Highlights: What You Need to Know About the Economics of Dehorning Disbudding at an early age (as early as 24 ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Dairy Fly Control & Your Bottom Line

CDQAP Ruminations: Dairy Fly Control & Your Bottom Line

What you need to know about fly control and your bottom line: Biting flies, including stable flies and horn flies, ... read more

CDQAP Ruminations: Dairy Biosecurity & Your Bottom Line

CDQAP Ruminations: Dairy Biosecurity & Your Bottom Line

Highlights: What You Need to Know About Biosecurity Maintaining a truly closed herd and managing farm traffic are ... read more