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California Dairy Newsletter

Issue Articles Type Date Added
March 3, 2022 (1,465KB)
  • Applying for AMMP?

  • Sustainability Conference

  • Metritis considerations

  • Milking robot survey

  • UC conference agenda

PDF 3/3/22
California Dairy Newsletter - July 2021 - Special Drought Edition (880KB)

In this issue:

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

 

PDF 7/16/21
California Dairy Newsletter - May 2021 (783KB)
  • Almond hull nutrition
  • Passive immunity guidelines
  • Manure vacuums
  • Mycoplasma prevalence 
PDF 5/20/21
California Dairy Newsletter - February 2021 (511KB)

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
PDF 3/15/21
Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2019 (5,513KB)
  • CVDRMP Recommendations
  • NIR or Wet Chemistry?
  • By-Product Survey
  • Welcome Tim Hackmann
  • Waste Milk Quality
  • Antimicrobial Survey
  • Horn Removal Options
PDF 5/17/19
California Dairy Newsletter - July 2017 (1,152KB)

In this Issue.....

Forage Particle Length - 1

Disbudding calves - 3

Managing lagoons - 4

Fresno/Madera position opening - 5

PDF 8/3/17
California Dairy Newsletter - April 2017 (804KB)

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
PDF 4/27/17
California Dairy Newsletter - February 2017- Sorghum Silage for California Dairies (538KB)

Sorghum Silage for California Dairies flyer

PDF 2/8/17
California Dairy Newsletter - January 2017 (3,796KB)

In this Issue...

  • Timed-AI Programs
  • TMR audits
  • Sorghum field research
  • Sugar-cane aphid
  • BRD app
  • Winter storms
  • Meeting announcements 
PDF 1/26/17
California Dairy Newsletter - October 2016 (3,261KB)

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

PDF 10/25/16
California Dairy Newsletter - August 2016 (343KB)

In this issue:

BIOSECURITY– 1

MAXIMIZE MANURE NITROGEN VALUE – 2

METRITIS DIAGNOSIS CONSIDERATIONS – 4

ANNOUNCEMENTS: PROJECT COOPERATORS NEEDED & POSITION OPENING - 5

PDF 9/2/16
California Dairy Newsletter - April 2016 (817KB)

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
PDF 4/26/16
California Dairy Newsletter - January 2016 (1,171KB)

In this Issue…

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

PDF 1/14/16
California Dairy Newsletter - December 2015 - Spanish and English (792KB)

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
PDF 12/9/15
California Dairy Newsletter - October 2015 (3,962KB)
  • 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
PDF 10/22/15
California Dairy Newsletter - August 2015 (1,203KB)

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

PDF 8/17/15
California Dairy Newsletter - June 2015 - UCCE Silage Day Announcement (216KB)

UCCE Silage Day Announcement w Flyer

PDF 6/29/15
California Dairy Newsletter - April 2015 (944KB)

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

PDF 4/20/15
California Dairy Newsletter - Feb 2015 - CDM Seminars (802KB)
  • California Dairy Management Seminar dates and locations
  • English/Spanish
PDF 2/11/15
California Dairy Newsletter - January 2015 (927KB)

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
PDF 1/26/15
California Dairy Newsletter - July 2014 (944KB)

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

PDF 7/30/14
California Dairy Newsletter - April 2014 (3,708KB)
  • Drought Assistance
  • 100 Years of UCCE
  • Managing Nutrients Without Water
  • Sorghum for Drought
  • Avoiding Antibiotic Residues
  • Uterine Infections
PDF 4/30/14
California Dairy Newsletter - January 2014 (492KB)

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
PDF 1/24/14
California Dairy Newsletter - November 2013 (651KB)

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

PDF 11/14/13
California Dairy Newsletter - April 2013 (3,544KB)

In this Issue...

  • Regulatory Reminders
  • Forage NSC & NFC
  • Marvelous Improvement Device
  • Mineral Excretions
  • Silage Survey
  • Managing for Quality
PDF 4/16/13
Special Spanish Edition - January 2013 (374KB)

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

PDF 2/8/13
January 2013 - Mineral Balances Meeting Notice (87KB) PDF 1/11/13
California Dairy Newsletter November 2012 (1,039KB)

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

PDF 11/21/12
California Dairy Newsletter August 2012 (749KB)

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

PDF 8/8/12
California Dairy Newsletter May 2012 (376KB)

Motivating employees 1

Corn silage management 2

Polio in cattle4

Schmallenberg Virus 5

Cooling dry cows 6

Dairy closures 7

PDF 5/14/12
California Dairy Newsletter - February 2012 (273KB)

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

PDF 2/23/12
California Dairy Newsletter - November 2011 (355KB)
  • Forage Dry Matter 1
  • Milk Quality 2
  • Research Update 5
  • Announcements 6
PDF 12/1/11
California Dairy Newsletter - August 2011 (210KB)

In this Issue

  • Management Considerations 1
  • Plant Tissue Sampling 2
  • Diagnosing Downer Cows 3
  • Supply Well Sampling 4
  • Utilizing Checklists 4
  • NRCS Announcement – 5
PDF 8/31/11
California Dairy Newsletter - June 2011 (259KB)

  • Antibiotic Residues 1
  • Identifying Sick Cows 2
  • Monitoring Mastitis 4
  • Water Board Updates 5
  • Corn Silage Field Day 7
PDF 6/10/11
California Dairy Newsletter - February 2011 (706KB)
  • To Our Readers 1
  • Silage Face Management 2
  • Milk Quality 4
  • WDR Reminders 5
  • Protected Amino Acids 7
  • Nutrient Efficiency 7
PDF 2/17/11
December 2010 w/ previous articles translated into Spanish (395KB)

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

PDF 12/23/10
California Dairy Newsletter - November 2010 (4,989KB)

The EU Challenge

Milking Procedure

Milk Sampling

Irrigation

Update SJVAPCD

WDR Reminders

Announcements

PDF 11/15/10
California Dairy Newsletter - August 2010 (344KB)
  • 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
PDF 8/17/10
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 PDF  
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 PDF  
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 PDF  
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 PDF  
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 PDF  
May 2008 Part 2 Waste water storage capacity in dairy farms - the milk parlor water use PDF  
May 2008 Part 1 Nitrogen excretion in dairy cows PDF  
January 2008 -A Significant Storm Event -MANURE MANAGEMENT HELPS CONTROL PREVALENCE OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE GENES PDF  
June 2007 -New Regulatory Processes for Dairies. -Fall workshop to assist with new water quality regulations PDF  
March 2007 -Dairy Cow nutrition: the corn grain dilemma PDF  
October 2006 -Managing the dairy business in the next decade -Milk Fat Depression in Dairy Cows PDF  
July 2006 -Dairy Industry and Biosecurity (English) -La industria lechera y la biosequridad (En español) -Advances on environmental effects in dairy cattle PDF  
April 2006 -Animal Nutrition and Dairy Industry Sustainability -Animal ID and Nutrient management for Dairy Farms PDF  
December 2005 -Impact of feeding multiple rations -Combining dairy manure with no-till PDF  
December 2005- supplemental -Livestock Identification PDF  
September 2005 -Finding a balance on Valley dairies -West Nile Virus PDF  
July 2005 - Drinking water for dairy animals PDF  
February 2005 -Free Engineering -Manure Management Workshop -Dairy Day Program PDF  
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 PDF  
May 2004 Preventing Heat Stress in Dairy Animals; Effect of Calving Difficulty on Cow Health and Production PDF  
March 2004-2 Effect of Clinical Mastitis on Production and Reproduction PDF  
March 2004-1 Drinking water guidelines for dairy animals PDF  
January 2004 - 4 No-Growth Milk Culture Results PDF  
January 2004 - 3 Treating Scouring Calves with Banamine PDF  
January 2004 - 2 Water Analysis in Dairy Farms PDF  
January 2004 - 1 Nitrogen Balances in Dairy Farms PDF  
August 2003 Nitrogen Excretion - Effects of protein intake PDF  
July 2003 - English PRINCIPLE-BASED MASTITIS PREVENTION PDF  
July 2003 - Spanish PRINCIPIOS Y BASES PARA LA PREVENSION DE MASTITIS PDF  
June 2003 Multi-crop forage production, Oxytocin, Chlorhexidine PDF  
May 2003 - 4 New Insecticide for Control of House Flies PDF  
May 2003 - 3 Bute Prohibited PDF  
May 2003 - 2 Nitrogen Excretion - Grouping Animals PDF  
May 2003 - 1 Staph Aureus Mastitis PDF  
April 2003 Nitrogen Excretion in Dairy Cows PDF  
February 2003 New Regulations PDF  
References Extensive listing of publications regarding Nitrogen utilization PDF  
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