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Dairy FARM Seeks Comments for Animal Care Version 5 Revisions

The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program today launched its open comment survey for the FARM Animal Care Program’s drafted Version 5 standards updates. All dairy industry stakeholders (farmers, allied industry, customers, etc.) are invited to provide comments, feedback and concerns related to the proposed revised standards until Oct. 28. Click here to view the proposed standard updates …

Starting the Life of a Dairy Calf Right with Colostrum

Enjoy this great throwback video with Ed DePeters from the Animal Science Department at UC Davis as he shares the significance of colostrum for the first few months of life of a dairy calf and successfully managing that for a healthy future. Read more about keeping calves healthy in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Clean Energy for their industry …

Improving Dairy Animal Welfare Through Genetically Dehorning Cows

While dehorning dairy cattle is performed for their own health and safety, it can be a painful and cumbersome process for both the animal and the dairy producer.   This practice could be a thing of the past though as researchers have been able to successful isolate and modify this gene to breed hornless cattle.  Watch this brief interview with …

Adjusting Your Alfalfa Cutting Schedule for Maximum Quality & Yield

California dairy producers want top quality hay for their cows, but they also want to maximize yields in their alfalfa fields.  Watch this interview with Dan Putnam from the UC Cooperative Extension as he shares that the key to finding a happy balance between quality and quantity is in determining the best cutting schedule.  Read more about it in California …

New Dairy, Livestock Insurance Options for Better Protection, Flexibility

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated three key crop insurance options for livestock producers: the Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), Livestock Gross Margin (LGM), and Livestock Risk Protection (LRP). USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) revised the insurance options to reach more producers, offer greater flexibility for protecting their operations, and ultimately, better meet the needs of the country’s swine, dairy, …

Animal Agriculture Alliance Releases Sustainability Impact Report

U.S. farmers’ and ranchers’ world-leading sustainability efforts, including the U.S. beef community’s commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2040, the U.S. pork community’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, and the U.S. dairy community’s commitment to achieve GHG neutrality by 2050, are among the significant contributions highlighted in the most recent edition of the Animal …

Defining Quarter and Udder Health Status and Cured Clinical and Subclinical Mastitis Cases

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced the release of guidance that dives deep into defining clearer definitions of clinical, subclinical, and chronic mastitis cured cases as well as udder and quarter health status. This new publication looks at the latest technology to provide relevant guidelines on how to produce clearer definitions of a new case of clinical and subclinical mastitis …

Hannah Thompson-Weeman named President and CEO of Animal Agriculture Alliance

The Animal Agriculture Alliance board of directors has announced that Hannah Thompson-Weeman, currently serving as the Alliance’s vice president, strategic engagement, has been named the organization’s new president and CEO. Thompson-Weeman will assume the role on May 1 prior to the departure of longtime president and CEO Kay Johnson Smith later that month to join the staff of Alliance member …

IDF Launches 15th Edition of the Animal Health Report

IDF has released its 15th edition of the Animal Health Report 2021 which is available to download for free. The yearly edition takes you through a journey of animal health and welfare and illustrates the importance of adequate animal care of dairy animals for sustainable production. The 15th edition will dive into key topics like, the power of the welfare language, cooling dairy cattle and providing appropriate …

Cows are Udderly Useful for Healthy Vegetation Management

Cows play an integral part in the healthy management of the approximately 6,500-acre Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve. That expanse of open rangeland adjacent to the UC Merced campus is a constant reminder of the University’s commitment to offsetting its environmental impact. The land will remain undeveloped forever, as agreed to before campus was built. Now an official part of …

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