Source: University of California, Davis CLEAR Center; California Dairy Research Foundation Analysis by UC Davis researchers shows continued implementation of California's incentive-based dairy methane reduction efforts should, by 2030, achieve the full 40% reduction goal. The California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF) and University of California,...
Source: Elsevier Methane mitigation has been identified as essential for addressing climate change. Intensive research in the past decade has resulted in a better understanding of factors driving enteric methane emissions in dairy cattle. In a recent article in the Journal of...
Source: UC Merced,  Lorena Anderson Adding even a small amount of biochar — a charcoal-like material produced by burning organic matter — to a dairy’s manure-composting process reduces methane emissions by 84%, a recent study by UC Merced researchers shows. The...
Source: Journal of Dairy Research Abstract Preservation of colostrum for neonatal dairy calves has seldom been seldom in recent years, much of the peer reviewed literature having been published in the 1970s and 1980s. First milking colostrum is high in bioactive...
Source: Cornell University, Melanie Greaver Cordova, College of Veterinary Medicine Consumers would be willing to buy milk from cows only treated with antibiotics when medically necessary – as long as the price isn’t much higher than conventional milk, according to...
Source: American Dairy Science Association Postpartum disease and disorders may pose a threat to dairy cows, negatively affecting culling, lactation, and reproductive performance. Approximately one-third of dairy cows have at least one clinical disease (e.g., metritis, mastitis, digestive issues, respiratory problems)...
Source: Cambridge University Press Milka Popova, Anne Ferlay, Adeline Bougouin, Maguy Eugène, Cécile Martin and Diego P. Morgavi Abstract The experiment reported in this research paper aimed to evaluate the effects of high-starch or starch and oil-supplemented diets on rumen and faecal...
Source: University of British Columbia By Kathryn J. McLellan, Daniel M. Weary, and Marina A.G von Keyserlingk Lameness is a painful but common condition in dairy cows, characterized by abnormal gait. Various surveys have estimated lameness prevalence on farms in North...
Source: Association of Equipment Manufacturers Association news release The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), The National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Farmers of America, issued a study quantifying the benefits of modern dairy technologies and how they have positively impacted...
Source: Cornell University, Krisy Gashler When farmers adopt new digital technologies, it affects far more than just their bottom lines: It can impact a web of relationships – including between farmers and workers, banks, insurance companies, veterinarians, nutritionists, and cheese...
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