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CDFA’s Work to Regulate Antibiotics in Livestock

A report issued last week by a consortium of environmental groups on antibiotics in the meat supply chain highlights the importance of work being undertaken by California Department of Food and Agriculture as the first state in the nation to regulate the use of antibiotics in livestock. The report touched on CDFA’s efforts but it is important to clearly state …

New AgTech Startups from Portugal Share Services at Fresno State

Technological Innovations in Agriculture are playing a key role in helping American farmers succeed in adapting to meet today’s challenges and remaining sustainable well into the future. But these new technologies need to start somewhere, and sometimes ‘somewhere’ can be far away in distant lands. Check out this video featuring several AgTech Startup Companies out of Portugal who visited the …

Turning Waste into Energy

Secretary Ross Addresses National Renderers Association If it were up to her, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross would rather we all stopped using the word “waste.” That’s what she told the National Renderers Association last week at their conference in Orange County. When more than 62 billion pounds of animal by-products are converted annually into usable commodities such as animal feed, biofuels, fertilizers, soaps, and …

California Crop/Weather Report Week Ending October 21, 2018

USDA Crop/Weather Report

WEATHER Low pressure aloft across the state led to cool conditions through midweek. Temperatures rested at below to near normal levels during the first half of the week. By midweek, the low pressure aloft moved toward the east allowing for high pressure to build over the region. This allowed for a warming trend to develop in which temperatures were expected …

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 …

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