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California Dairy Newsletter

Issue Articles  
March 3, 2022
  • Applying for AMMP?

  • Sustainability Conference

  • Metritis considerations

  • Milking robot survey

  • UC conference agenda

3/3/22 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - July 2021 - Special Drought Edition

In this issue:

  • Every Drop Counts
  • Sorghum- Deficit Irrigation
  • Corn Irrigation Strategies
  • Culling Decisions
  • Nitrate in Forages
  • Cooling Cows

 

7/16/21 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - May 2021
  • Almond hull nutrition
  • Passive immunity guidelines
  • Manure vacuums
  • Mycoplasma prevalence 
5/20/21 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - February 2021

In this issue:

  • GOLDEN STATE DAIRY MANAGEMENT WEBINARS -SAVE THE DATE
  • Selective dry cow therapy
  • Cow bunching & flies
  • GE food animal update
  • Scouring calves
  • New agronomy advisor
3/15/21 Download
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Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2019
  • CVDRMP Recommendations
  • NIR or Wet Chemistry?
  • By-Product Survey
  • Welcome Tim Hackmann
  • Waste Milk Quality
  • Antimicrobial Survey
  • Horn Removal Options
5/17/19 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - July 2017

In this Issue.....

Forage Particle Length - 1

Disbudding calves - 3

Managing lagoons - 4

Fresno/Madera position opening - 5

8/3/17 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - April 2017

In this issue.....

  • Needs assessment survey
  • Report of Salmonella in California cull cows
  • 2016 sorghum quality and survey results
  • Heat abatement strategies: tips and reminders
  • Understanding your annual report numbers
  • Spring sampling reminders
4/27/17 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - February 2017- Sorghum Silage for California Dairies

Sorghum Silage for California Dairies flyer

2/8/17 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - January 2017

In this Issue...

  • Timed-AI Programs
  • TMR audits
  • Sorghum field research
  • Sugar-cane aphid
  • BRD app
  • Winter storms
  • Meeting announcements 
1/26/17 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - October 2016

In this Issue…

Methane in the news- 1

Welcome JP Martins- 2

Silage structure options- 3

Fresh pen milk yield- 4

Research Roundup:

                Sorgum- 5

                Greenhouse gases- 5

10/25/16 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - August 2016

In this issue:

BIOSECURITY– 1

MAXIMIZE MANURE NITROGEN VALUE – 2

METRITIS DIAGNOSIS CONSIDERATIONS – 4

ANNOUNCEMENTS: PROJECT COOPERATORS NEEDED & POSITION OPENING - 5

9/2/16 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - April 2016

In this issue:

  • CA DAIRY CONFERENCE– 1
  • SILAGE UNDERLAY, PART II – 2
  • SORGHUM SILAGE PROJECT – 3
  • IN-CROP CORN MANAGEMENT – 4
  • IV CALCIUM & SUBCLINICAL HYPOCALCEMIA - 5
  • RAISING HEALTHY CALVES – 6
  • C & N MANAGEMENT – 7
4/26/16 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - January 2016

In this Issue…

  • GENE EDITING – 1
  • SILAGE UNDERLAY – 3
  • WINTER REMINDERS – 5
  • WATER BOARD VIOLATIONS – 6
  • GOLDEN STATE DAIRY CONFERENCE - 7

1/14/16 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - December 2015 - Spanish and English

In this issue…

  • Avoiding Drug Residues – 2
  • Evitando los Residuos de Medicamentos – 3
  • Lameness – Are Your Cows Stepping on Sharp Objects? – 4
  • Cojeras – Están sus Vacas Caminando Sobre Objetos Afilados – 5
  • The Importance of Dry Matter: Tips for Feeders and Dairy Producers – 6
  • La Importancia de Conocer la Materia Seca: Consejos para Alimentadores y Productores Lecheros – 8
12/9/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - October 2015
  • PREPARING FOR EL NINO - 1
  • MANAGING MUD - 2
  • SHARP OBJECTS AND LAME COWS - 4
  • PNEUMONIA IN CALVES - 5
  • CAHFS AND ANIMAL DISEASE- 6
  • C. COLLAR RETIREMENT- 7
  • DAIRY ADVISOR POSITION
  • RECRUITMENTS- 7
10/22/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - August 2015

In this Issue…


ANTIBIOTICS ON DAIRIES– 1


CORN SILAGE PROCESSING SCORES OF CA SILAGE – 2


CDQAP CERTIFICATION & FEE REDUCTION – 3


SORGHUM TIPS – 4


N. PETERSON RETIREMENT – 5

8/17/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - June 2015 - UCCE Silage Day Announcement

UCCE Silage Day Announcement w Flyer

6/29/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - April 2015

In this Issue…

 Monitoring DCAD 1

What is dry matter? 2

Salmonella 3

Dairy Challenge in CA – 4

Environmental compliance reminders – 5 & 6

Announcements – 7

4/20/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - Feb 2015 - CDM Seminars
  • California Dairy Management Seminar dates and locations
  • English/Spanish
2/11/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - January 2015

In this issue-

  • What is IVF?
  • Winter “To Do” List for Compliance
  • Western Dairy Management Conference
  • Meeting- Cow Comfort in Hot Weather
  • Meeting – California Dairy Management Seminars, Focus on Feeding
1/26/15 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - July 2014

In this Issue…
CORRECTING SILAGE DM – 1
SILAGE DM REQUIREMENTS – 2
MANAGING NUTRIENTS W/ DROUGHT – 2
A. CASTILLO RETIREMENT – 3
WHAT IS ENERGY? – 4
SOAKERS & COW COOLING – 5
Milk Pregnancy Test - 6

7/30/14 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - April 2014
  • Drought Assistance
  • 100 Years of UCCE
  • Managing Nutrients Without Water
  • Sorghum for Drought
  • Avoiding Antibiotic Residues
  • Uterine Infections
4/30/14 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - January 2014

In this issue…

  • Preventing Milk Fever 1
  • Promote Your Product 2
  • Heat Stress Meeting – 2
  • Voluntary Waiting Period 3
  • In Memoriam: Don Bath 4 
  • Hoof Health Meetings – 5
1/24/14 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - November 2013

In this issue…

 

Changes to the WDR General Order 1

Meet the New Advisor 2

Silage Face Management – 2

Calf Diarrhea II 3

Dairy & Sustainability 4 

Upcoming Meetings – 5

11/14/13 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - April 2013

In this Issue...

  • Regulatory Reminders
  • Forage NSC & NFC
  • Marvelous Improvement Device
  • Mineral Excretions
  • Silage Survey
  • Managing for Quality
4/16/13 Download
(3,544KB PDF)
Special Spanish Edition - January 2013

Time for a Freestall Check? – 2

Es ahora el momento para revisar el freestall? - 2

Antiobiotic Residues in Dairies –2/3

Residuos de Antibióticos en las Lecherías - 3

Managing for More Milk – 4

Manejo para producir más leche - 6

Preparing the Total Mixed Ration: What Ingredients Should I Add First? – 7

Preparando la ración unifeed – ¿Qué ingredientes debo añadir primero? - 8

Identifying Sick Cows that Need to be Examined– 9

¿Cómo identificar las vacas enfermas que necesitan ser examinadas? - 11

2/8/13 Download
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January 2013 - Mineral Balances Meeting Notice   1/11/13 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter November 2012

In this issue…

 

Dangers of feeding pistachios - 1

Intestinal hematomas – 1

Understanding forage analyses 2

Implement your protocols 4

Announcements - 4

California Dairy Management Seminars in English & Spanish 5

11/21/12 Download
(1,039KB PDF)
California Dairy Newsletter August 2012

In this issue…

 Dairies in the news 1

Corn silage management – 2

Freestall check 3

Calf diarrhea 4

Rabies in ruminants 5

By-product use 5

Retirements & Awards–7

Announcements 8

Silage Day-9

8/8/12 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter May 2012

Motivating employees 1

Corn silage management 2

Polio in cattle4

Schmallenberg Virus 5

Cooling dry cows 6

Dairy closures 7

5/14/12 Download
(376KB PDF)
California Dairy Newsletter - February 2012

• Mycotoxins – 1
• TMR Mixing – 3
• Calf Pneumonia – 4
• Technology & Cows - 6
• Announcements – 8

2/23/12 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - November 2011
  • Forage Dry Matter 1
  • Milk Quality 2
  • Research Update 5
  • Announcements 6
12/1/11 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - August 2011

In this Issue

  • Management Considerations 1
  • Plant Tissue Sampling 2
  • Diagnosing Downer Cows 3
  • Supply Well Sampling 4
  • Utilizing Checklists 4
  • NRCS Announcement – 5
8/31/11 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - June 2011

  • Antibiotic Residues 1
  • Identifying Sick Cows 2
  • Monitoring Mastitis 4
  • Water Board Updates 5
  • Corn Silage Field Day 7
6/10/11 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - February 2011
  • To Our Readers 1
  • Silage Face Management 2
  • Milk Quality 4
  • WDR Reminders 5
  • Protected Amino Acids 7
  • Nutrient Efficiency 7
2/17/11 Download
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December 2010 w/ previous articles translated into Spanish

Managing Retained Placentas (January, 2010) - Manejando la Retención de Placenta

Heat Stress in Cattle (August, 2010) - Estrés por calor en vacuno

Back to Basics: Milking Procedures (November, 2010) - Principios Básicos: Procedimientos de Ordeño

Sterile Milk Sampling (November, 2010) - Muestreo de Leche Estéril

Herdsmen Shortcourse Announcement - Cursillo para Manejadores de Lechería

12/23/10 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - November 2010

The EU Challenge

Milking Procedure

Milk Sampling

Irrigation

Update SJVAPCD

WDR Reminders

Announcements

11/15/10 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - August 2010
  • Heat Stress – 1
  • Timing Corn Harvest – 3
  • Sampling Corn at
  • Harvest – 4
  • Milk Quality – 5
  • Meet Dr. Rossow – 6
  • Fly Management – 6
  • WDR Reminders – 7
  • Repro. ShortCourse – 7
8/17/10 Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - May 2010 - Carbon Footprints - Feeding for Animal Requirements - Training Videos - Milk Urea Nitrogen - When the Media Calls - Incinerators in CA? - Increasing Efficiency   Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - January 2010 - Dairy Wage Survey - Overfeeding Nutrients - Retained Placenta - Water Use by Cows - Crop Irrigation - Animal Welfare - Forage Seminar - Herdsman Course - North Valley Dairy Day   Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - July 2009 - Impacts, 1944 vs. 2007 - High LPC's? - Purchasing forage? - Mineral content in feedstuffs - Know the signs of depression - Increase cow comfort - Concealing animal mortalities - Feeding Calves - Managing irrigations - Reproductive short course - WDR sampling   Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - May 2009 • Heat Stress Feeding Pg 1 • Toxic Weeds Pg 2 • Milk + Milk Replacer Powder? Pg 2 • Culling Considerations Pg 3 • Tail Docking Survey Pg 3 • Tail Docking Practices Pg 4 • UC Davis Teaching Prize Pg 4 • Bulk Tank Milk Quality Pg 5 • Educating Consumers Pg 6 • Systems Management Pg 6 • Feeding Gin Trash? Pg 7 • Dairy Facility Options Pg 8   Download
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California Dairy Newsletter - January 2009 • Proposition 2 and dairies. Pg 1 • Ruminant feed ban. Pg 2 • Feed conversion efficiency. Pg 3 • WDR deliverables, July 2009. Pg 4 • Tricolored blackbirds. Pg 5 • New faculty at UC Davis. Pg 6 • Pasteurized colostrum. Pg 6 • Dairy beef quality assurance. Pg 7 • Top Notch Dairy Practices. Pg 8 • Nutrient tracking on your fields. Pg 8 • Dairy Herdsman Shortcourse. Pg 8 • Regional Water Quality Control Board inspections. Pg 9   Download
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May 2008 Part 2 Waste water storage capacity in dairy farms - the milk parlor water use   Download
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May 2008 Part 1 Nitrogen excretion in dairy cows   Download
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January 2008 -A Significant Storm Event -MANURE MANAGEMENT HELPS CONTROL PREVALENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE GENES   Download
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June 2007 -New Regulatory Processes for Dairies. -Fall workshop to assist with new water quality regulations   Download
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March 2007 -Dairy Cow nutrition: the corn grain dilemma   Download
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October 2006 -Managing the dairy business in the next decade -Milk Fat Depression in Dairy Cows   Download
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July 2006 -Dairy Industry and Biosecurity (English) -La industria lechera y la biosequridad (En español) -Advances on environmental effects in dairy cattle   Download
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April 2006 -Animal Nutrition and Dairy Industry Sustainability -Animal ID and Nutrient management for Dairy Farms   Download
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December 2005 -Impact of feeding multiple rations -Combining dairy manure with no-till   Download
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December 2005- supplemental -Livestock Identification   Download
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September 2005 -Finding a balance on Valley dairies -West Nile Virus   Download
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July 2005 - Drinking water for dairy animals   Download
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February 2005 -Free Engineering -Manure Management Workshop -Dairy Day Program   Download
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September 2004 -Flushing and scraping freestalls and drylot pens -Effects of Clinical Mastitis on Production and Reproduction -Dairy air emissions science, technology and regulation -Conditional Waiver- What is a discharger? -Nutrient Management Engineering Assistance Fact Sheet -Dairy Herdsman Short Course   Download
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May 2004 Preventing Heat Stress in Dairy Animals; Effect of Calving Difficulty on Cow Health and Production   Download
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March 2004-2 Effect of Clinical Mastitis on Production and Reproduction   Download
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March 2004-1 Drinking water guidelines for dairy animals   Download
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January 2004 - 4 No-Growth Milk Culture Results   Download
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January 2004 - 3 Treating Scouring Calves with Banamine   Download
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January 2004 - 2 Water Analysis in Dairy Farms   Download
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January 2004 - 1 Nitrogen Balances in Dairy Farms   Download
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August 2003 Nitrogen Excretion - Effects of protein intake   Download
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July 2003 - English PRINCIPLE-BASED MASTITIS PREVENTION   Download
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July 2003 - Spanish PRINCIPIOS Y BASES PARA LA PREVENSION DE MASTITIS   Download
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June 2003 Multi-crop forage production, Oxytocin, Chlorhexidine   Download
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May 2003 - 4 New Insecticide for Control of House Flies   Download
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May 2003 - 3 Bute Prohibited   Download
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May 2003 - 2 Nitrogen Excretion - Grouping Animals   Download
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May 2003 - 1 Staph Aureus Mastitis   Download
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April 2003 Nitrogen Excretion in Dairy Cows   Download
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February 2003 New Regulations   Download
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References Extensive listing of publications regarding Nitrogen utilization   Download
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