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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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
Dr. Michael Payne Trespass by criminals or animal activists has public relations, animal health and even personal ... 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 dairy’s ... read more
Highlights: What you need to know about the new medicated feed rules… On January 1, 2017 new federal rules will ... read more
To minimize mastitis losses, by far the biggest return-on-investment is to prevent the disease in the first place. ... read more
Many non-ambulatory cows will respond to treatment, but only if it is begun immediately. It’s even more ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About the Economics of Dehorning Disbudding at an early age (as early as 24 ... read more
What you need to know about fly control and your bottom line: Biting flies, including stable flies and horn flies, ... read more
Highlights: What You Need to Know About Biosecurity Maintaining a truly closed herd and managing farm traffic are ... read more