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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 …

Bakersfield Dairy Farmers Embrace Climate Smart Technology

Bakersfield, Calif., (March 5, 2018) – For second generation dairy farmer Felix Echeverria, dairy farming is a family affair. His father, an immigrant from Spain’s Basque country, began milking cows in Southern California in the early 1950’s. Since then, Mr. Echeverria and his brother Johnny, have spent most of their mornings on dairy farms, waking early to milk the cows, …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: February 2018 Issue

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: AI Breeding & Consulting with 3 Parreiras Dairy Producers Plea for Emergency Price Increase USDA Delays California Milk Marketing Order Federal Budget Deal Supports Dairy Insurance Controlling Alfalfa Weevils with Pyrethroid Resistance …

Grounded Land and Livestock: Restoration Grazing in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, Calif., (February 14, 2018) – Byron Palmer and Nate Chisholm are the co-founders of Grounded Land and Livestock, working on what they describe as restoration grazing. The company was started in 2015, but the partners have been working together since 2011. Grounded often partners with Sonoma Mountain Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve land for natural, …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: January 2018 Issue

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: Staying Ahead of the Curve with Albert Straus Large Dairies Can & Do Produce Quality Milk Environmental & Economic Situation for CA Dairies Iron (Fe) Deficiencies Can Cause Chlorosis Quota Implementation Plan …

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