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Overcoming Impaired Immune Suppression for Transitioning Dairy Cows

Advise in Minimizing Liability for Dairymen Regarding Labor Laws

Update on The California Milk Advisory Board's Efforts to promote the Milk Consumption

Tim Hunt Explains the Rising Demands of Milk in the Global Market, Particularly China

Meet the Staff at Rio Blanco Dairy and Learn How They Prioritize Cow Comfort

A Review of the 2014 Western Regional Dairy Challenge

Dairy Advisor Shares New Practical & Available Technology Dairymen Should be Taking Advantage Of

Dale Hohlbauch Shares Management Practices to Improve Feed Quality for Cows

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This Month in California Dairy

Home of America's Large Herd Dairymen

February 2015

Husband & Wife Veterinary Team
Duo Provides Quality Herd Health

Coming to the 2015 World Ag Expo
Dairy, Hay & Forage Seminars are Featured

Improving Maternity Management
Minimizing the Risk of Dystocia & Stillbirth - Are your maternity caregivers properly trained to minimize the risks of dystocia and stillbirth? Read this article and learn how to better recognize abnormalities in the labor process and how to successfully intervene if necessary. The process of a cow giving birth to her calf is a critical time for the future health and productivity of the herd. Dairy producers should establish some general guidelines for the movement of their pregnant cows, coupled with timely and proper intervention, to minimize the risk of dystocia and stillbirth in their herds, as explained in the current issue of California Dairy Magazine.

Udder Things
California Dairy Newsbriefs

The Gestation and Birth of Somatic Cell Score
Why Somatic Cell Scores Are More Informative

Class I Milk Price Continues Falling
Increased Milk Production Leads to Lower Prices - American’s are pleased with falling gas prices in recent months; but falling milk prices are not good news to the nation’s top dairy producing state. Yes, February milk prices have continued to fall in all classes as the global supply and demand of milk returns to balance. Class 1 milk prices dropped another $2.41 from January, to a minimum price of $17.08/CWT in Northern California and $17.36/CWT in Southern California. Based on production, that is statewide average price of $17.10/CWT, and $17.23/CWT based on utilization. Dairy producers have not faced that low of a price for Class 1 milk during this time of year since February of 2011, when the minimum price was $16.88/CWT in Northern California and $17.15/CWT in Southern California. Learn current prices for the other milk classes and the contributing factors in the industry by reading this story in the February issue of California Dairy magazine.

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California Dairy News

Clear Teatcup Liner for Dairy Cows

Cornell Dairy Executive Program

Dairy Drought Assistance Workshop

DFA Annual Meeting Emphasizes Dedication To Dairy By Members, Cooperative

DFA Reports 2013 Financial Results

67 Students from 10 Colleges Participate in 9th Annual Western Regional Dairy Challenge

Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada Names New Administrator

Teff could be a solution for drought-stricken forage





Milk Prices

UC Davis Cost & Return Studies

California Dairy Research Foundation

Storm Event Visual Inspection Form

California Dairy Quality Assurance Program

Revised MRP

Ag in the Classroom