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TULARE COUNTY CROP REPORT – For week ending September 8, 2018

Tulare County Crop Status

SMALL GRAINS, OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn and sorghum continue to be harvested for silage. Alfalfa cutting and baling for hay continues. Cotton is in bloom with bolls being set. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: The stone fruit season continues on. Peaches, nectarines, and plums continue to be exported to Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, Taiwan, Panama, Colombia, …

Northern CA Fairs Step-up to Support Fire Response

With the Carr, Ferguson, Mendocino Complex, Whaleback and Natchez fires continuing to burn in Shasta County, Lassen County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, and Del Norte County–not to mention a number of additional fires–California’s network of fairs is fulfilling a crucial role as staging areas for fire crews, and serving as evacuation centers for people and animals. The following fairgrounds are …

5 Tips for Using Livestock Scales Effectively for Weighing Animals

There are numerous challenges when it comes to weighing animals. They may move about a lot or get nervous, agitated or anxious making it very difficult to weigh them accurately using the standard or conventional scales. This is where livestock scales come in handy. They weigh the animals with high accuracy and precision while overcoming the usual challenges. They are …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: June 2018 Issue

California Dairy Magazine June Issue

Read the latest news in the Dairy Industry with California Dairy Magazine! In this Issue: From Utter Chaos to Udder Comfort At Vander Eyk Dairy New Carousel Makes Life Easier for Cows & Staff June is Dairy Month Recognizing Dairy Families & Their Products It’s Official–California Has a Federal Milk Marketing Order Western United Dairymen Providing a Voice for the …

UC Davis Settles Animal Welfare Citation

Davis, Calif., (May 1, 2018) – The University of California, Davis, has agreed to pay a penalty of $5,000 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resolve a citation under the Animal Welfare Act. The July 2016 citation described a procedure on a rabbit that was to be euthanized before recovering from anesthesia. The rabbit died under anesthesia when a …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: April 2018 Issue

California Dairy Magazine April 2018

The December issue of California Dairy Magazine is now available to read online! Read the latest California Dairy & Feed industry news and technology.  Here’s a peek of what’s inside: Hanford Junior Dairy Show Grows Achieving High Reproductive Performance Discovery in Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows USDA Reopens Enrollment For Improved Dairy Safety Net Tool Milk Prices: Hope on the Horizon …

Sonoma County Ag Days Educates 5,000 Students About All Aspects of Agriculture

Santa Rosa, Calif., (April 18, 2018) – As 5,000 students descended on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds and splashed through puddles on March 13 and 14, it was obvious they were all excited for a day out of the classroom. This year’s theme was the Year of Water and Soil, with an educational emphasis on these elements that are critical to …

Barn to Yarn 2018

Have you ever wondered where your wool sweater came from? Or just how to keep a 160lb sheep still enough to shear it? Join the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) team and friends on Saturday, May 12th from 9am-2pm to get the answers to these and many more questions. Expert shearer Matt Gilbert will be offering demonstrations with a …

CDFA Announces Grant Funding Available For The 2018 Alternative Manure Management Program

Sacramento, Calif., (March 30, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). The AMMP is one of two programs designed by CDFA to reduce dairy and livestock greenhouse gas emissions. The program will provide $19-33 million in grants to California dairy and livestock operators to implement …

The CA State Fair Competitions are for Everyone! Which competition is right for you?

Sacramento, Calif., (March 20, 2018) – The CA State Fair, July 13th-29th is looking for Golden State residents with hidden talents! Whether a budding artist or a seasoned baker, there is a category designed for any hobbyist or enthusiasts in the California State Fair Competitions. The competitions which are open are: Photography Student Showcase Fine Arts Crafts Canning and Baking Youth Canning and Baking Up …

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