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Dairy-Containing Supplement Reduces Rates of Stunting in Babies Born in Resource-Poor Communities

Babies born in resource-poor rural and semi-rural communities have a high risk of stunting, that is, being born short for their gestational age. Rates as high as 60% have been documented in one indigenous population in Guatemala. Stunting at birth predicts increased infant and child mortality as well as ongoing growth retardation. Growth retardation in turn carries a higher risk …

What’s New in Silage Science?

Silage Science

What’s new in silage production science from seed to feed-out? How can every efficient step forward benefit your bottom line? Find out at the California Silage Conference, July 24, 2017, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legacy Ranch, Tipton, California. You’ll leave with more confidence in your silage making abilities. Learn about the latest in seed genetics and selection …

United Dairy Families of California Forms to Resolve Quota Dispute

June Dairy Story

On March 29, 2019 the Department received a petition to terminate the Quota Implementation Plan (QIP). Per the procedures for handling petitions, the Department has performed a review of the petition signatures and has determined that the twenty five percent (25%) threshold has not been achieved. Therefore, the petition will not be referred to the Producer Review Board. In calculating …

Dietitians Experience Cow to (Yogurt) Cup Tour

Dietitians experience yogurt tour

National Dairy Council (NDC), in partnership with Dairy Council of Arizona, recently organized a farm-to-table excursion for more than 30 dietitians who were in Scottsdale for the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium. NDC’s event – “From Farm to Yogurt: A Behind the Scenes Look at How Dairy Gets to You” – started with a tour of T&K Red River Dairy, owned …

The USDA Announces New Vision for Animal Genomics

New vision for animal genomics

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) blueprint, published today in Frontiers and Genetics, will serve as a guide for research and funding in animal genomics for 2018-2027 that will facilitate genomic solutions to enable producers to meet increasing future demands for animal products by a growing world population. The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the National Institute for Food and …

California Milk Advisory Board 2019 Executive Committee Officers

the California Milk Advisory Board

For further information, please contact Jennifer Giambroni, Director of Communications (209) 690-8244, jgiambroni@cmab.net. About Real California Milk/the California Milk Advisory Board The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), an instrumentality of the California Departmentof Food and Agriculture, is funded by the state’s more than 1,300 dairy families and is one of thelargest agricultural marketing boards in the United States. With a …

California Dairy Family Provides Habitat for 25,000 Imperiled Birds

Endangered Species CD

MERCED, Calif., May 21, 2019 – A Merced dairy family is playing a key role in protecting imperiled Tricolored Blackbirds, a California-native species federally listed as a Bird of Conservation Concern and as a State of California Threatened Species. A large colony of the birds has been nesting at Diamond J Dairy since late March, and Luciana and Wiebren Jonkman …

New Dairy Princess Crowned in Fresno

Siena Rollin and Makenzie Coelho

Siena Rollin was selected as the 2019 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board’s (CMAB) District 8. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 100 dairy industry members and their families and friends, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Fresno. Retiring Dairy Princess Monserrat Vazquez turned the title over to Siena and wished …

Trial Lawyers Once Again Coming for U.S. Farmers & Dairy Producers

Trial Lawyers Once Again Coming for U.S. Farmers & Dairy Producers

It isn’t often that US farmers and dairy producers’ side with the EPA. However, in the case of a growing number of suits targeted at farming practices, and one ingredient in particular, US farmers and dairy producers are supporting the EPA and its science-based approval system as it links to glyphosate. Glyphosate, or what many commonly refer to as RoundUp …

International Milk Genomics Consortium Welcomes New Director

Jennifer Smilowitz

The International Milk Genomics Consortium (IMGC) announced the hiring of Jennifer Smilowitz, Ph.D. as its Director of Scientific and Strategic Development. The IMGC has established an inspiring vision to join mechanistic milk science with the innovators who bring science to practice. Its monthly publication, SPLASH!® reviews findings from current scientific articles on milk and lactation and has more than 1,700 subscribers along …

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