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Bakersfield Dairy Farmers Embrace Climate Smart Technology

Bakersfield, Calif., (March 5, 2018) – For second generation dairy farmer Felix Echeverria, dairy farming is a family affair. His father, an immigrant from Spain’s Basque country, began milking cows in Southern California in the early 1950’s. Since then, Mr. Echeverria and his brother Johnny, have spent most of their mornings on dairy farms, waking early to milk the cows, …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: February 2018 Issue

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: AI Breeding & Consulting with 3 Parreiras Dairy Producers Plea for Emergency Price Increase USDA Delays California Milk Marketing Order Federal Budget Deal Supports Dairy Insurance Controlling Alfalfa Weevils with Pyrethroid Resistance …

Grounded Land and Livestock: Restoration Grazing in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, Calif., (February 14, 2018) – Byron Palmer and Nate Chisholm are the co-founders of Grounded Land and Livestock, working on what they describe as restoration grazing. The company was started in 2015, but the partners have been working together since 2011. Grounded often partners with Sonoma Mountain Institute, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve land for natural, …

California Dairy Digital Magazine: January 2018 Issue

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: Staying Ahead of the Curve with Albert Straus Large Dairies Can & Do Produce Quality Milk Environmental & Economic Situation for CA Dairies Iron (Fe) Deficiencies Can Cause Chlorosis Quota Implementation Plan …

Tunzi Family: 119 Years of Farming in Roblar

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 18, 2018) – Six generations of the Tunzi family have grown up in Southern Sonoma County. Many of the six generations have two things in common: raising cattle and attending the small Dunham School in Roblar. The Tunzi family immigrated to America from Switzerland in 1882. Natale Tunzi, grandfather of the current family patriarch Jim, first …

Veteran Students, Horses Partner in Care at UC Davis

Davis, Calif., (January 10, 2018) – UC Davis student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Edgar Garcia brushed the hair along a horse’s neck, back and sides. Here, grooming was more than preparation for riding — it was an age-old ritual bonding human and horse in trust and care. Garcia is one of the early participants in a new program that …

How Farms can Donate Fresh Food for Tax Deductions

Charitable Contributions for Farmers It is common for businesses to receive tax deductions for cash donations, but did you know that the agriculture community can donate fresh foods for a similar benefit? California farmers and agriculture businesses have the opportunity to donate fresh fruits and vegetables in return for some pretty hefty tax breaks. How much is the deduction?  In …

Joint release: Wolf pack makes first confirmed livestock kill

Sacramento, Calif., (November 1, 2017) – California has experienced its first confirmed livestock depredation by wolves since the gray wolf returned to the state in 2011. A livestock loss determination report issued Oct. 20 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that one week earlier, Oct. 13, the Lassen Pack of wolves killed a cow on private property …

Livestock Drug Use: New Laws & New Opportunities

Davis, Calif., (October 31, 2017) – Starting January 1st 2018, a prescription from your herd veterinarian will be required to purchase a “medically important antibiotic”. While most producers are generally aware of these new regulations, there is some information regarding the implications for farm operations that is important to keep in mind. Much of the discussion around antibiotic resistance has …

Taking the World’s Best Veterinary Care to the Next Level

Davis, Calif., (October 20, 2017) – The University of California, Davis, today announced plans to raise $115 million in philanthropic support to update and improve three critical areas of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Center: the Livestock and Field Service Center, the Equine Performance Center and the All-Species Imaging Center. This campaign, called “Leading the Way,” marks the first phase …

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