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California Dairy Innovation Center Announces Schedule of Training Opportunities

The California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC) will be hosting Spring and Summer training programs for processors, producers, dairy industry professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, and students as well as health professionals. The courses, which have no pre-requisites, will be held at a variety of California locations and are open to all participants. The schedule of courses includes: Dairy Foods Technology 101 will take …

Dairy Council Announces 2024 Let’s Eat Healthy Award Winners

Dairy Council of California, a leader in nutrition education and advocacy, is proud to announce the winners of its fifth annual Let’s Eat Healthy Award. In support of its cause to elevate the health of children and communities through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating patterns, the Let’s Eat Healthy Initiative is honoring seven California nutrition champions. The award recognition …

Navigate Animal Welfare Versus Animal Rights at 2024 Summit

The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2024 Stakeholders Summit will feature panelists from Protect the Harvest, American Kennel Club, and CloverLeaf Animal Welfare Systems who will share their experience navigating animal rights activism and how to chart a winning path to continuous improvement in animal welfare – independent of the influence of animal rights extremists. The 2024 event, themed “Ready, Set, Solve! …

Real California Milk Kicks Off 6th Annual Search For Pizza Innovation

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the launch of the 2024 Real California Pizza Contest, the sixth annual search for the best pizza recipes using Real California cheese and dairy. The contest, which is open to professional chefs and culinary students throughout the U.S., will award prize money totaling $28,500 for the most innovative uses of cow’s milk …

National Sorghum Producers 2024 Yield Contest Open for Entry

National Sorghum Producers will now accept entries for the 2024 National Sorghum Yield Contest. State and national winners are selected from contestants split into East and West regions for the Irrigated, Dryland No-Till and Dryland Tillage divisions, and one overall winner is selected for Food Grade. The entry deadline for the 2024 National Sorghum Yield Contest is November 26, 2024. …

Understanding Cattle Grazing Personalities May Foster Sustainable Rangelands

Not all cattle are the same when it comes to grazing. Some like to wander while others prefer to stay close to water and rest areas. Recognizing those personality differences could help ranchers select herds that best meet grazing needs on rangelands, leading to better animal health and environmental conditions, according to a new paper from the University of California, …

U.S. Dairy Replacement Heifer Numbers Fall to a 20-Year Low

The increasing cost of raising heifer calves has prompted a steep decline in dairy replacements. California Dairy Editor Matthew Malcolm recently met with Corey Geiger, Lead Dairy Economist from CoBank, to discuss the impact of these trends and opportunities for dairy producers.  Watch this brief interview, and read more in California Dairy Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor afimilk for their industry …

Milk Sustainability Center to Launch this Summer, Supporting Dairy Producers Across the Nation

Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. In farming, it encompasses responsible stewardship of land and resources, while maintaining economic viability, so that farmers can continue feeding the world for generations to come.  John Deere and DeLaval have joined forces to create a new (free) tool to help dairy farmers measure the efficiency and sustainability of their operations.  California Dairy …

Global Milk Supply and Demand Trends Favor U.S. Dairy

After a challenging 2023, what can dairy producers expect of the milk market moving forward, based on current global supply and demand trends.  California Dairy Editor Matthew Malcolm met with Senior Dairy Analyst at Rabobank Lucas Fuess to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the California and U.S. dairy industry arising from these trends. Watch this brief interview filmed at …

Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dairy producers are now able to enroll for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), an important safety net program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides producers with price support to help offset milk and feed price differences. This year’s DMC signup began Feb. 28, 2024, and ends April 29, 2024. For those who sign up for 2024 DMC …

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