Stanislaus County
University of California
Stanislaus County

Dairy Newsletter

Those interested in keeping up to date about the dairy industry in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County area.

Issue Articles  
Volume 10, Issue 4 December 2018   1/10/19 Download
(729KB PDF)
Volume 10, Issue 3 September 2018

In this Issue…

  • Heat Stress Impact on Cows
  • Forage Nutrient Yields
  • Sorghum Characteristics
  • New Soils Advisor
  • Reducing Methane Emissions
  • Survey on Antibiotic Use
9/10/18 Download
(1,221KB PDF)
Volume 10, Issue 2 May 2018

In this Issue…

  • Next Generation of Carbon Management
  • Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance in Waste Milk
  • Heifer Operation Regulation
  • Gene Editing for Polled Trait into Elite Germplasm
  • Dairy Needs Assessment Results
5/21/18 Download
(1,508KB PDF)
Volume 10, Issue 1 February 2018

In this Issue…

  • De-Pooling of Milk                                                
  • Colostrum IgG                                                   
  • Manure Pipes and Struvite  
  • Calf Respiratory Disease    
  • Repro. Performance           
  • Golden State Dairy Management Conference     



2/23/18 Download
(356KB PDF)
Golden State Dairy Management Conference Brochure

In this issue...

  • Brochure and Agenda for the Golden State Dairy Management Conference.
2/2/18 Download
(930KB PDF)
November 2017

In this issue...

  • Manure Management Money Available
  • Award of Distinction
  • Golden State Dairy Management Conference
  • Welcome R. Black
  • California Antibiotic Use
  • Testing Cooling Strategies
11/3/17 Download
(886KB PDF)
July Newsletter

In this issue...

  • Forage Particle Length
  • Disbudding Calves
  • Managing Lagoons
  • Fresno/Madera Position Opening
8/7/17 Download
(1,027KB PDF)
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
4/26/17 Download
(487KB PDF)
Sorghum Silage Meeting

In this issue...

Two informative meetings coming up:

March 7, 2017 - Madera, CA & March 9, Tulare, CA

2/10/17 Download
(256KB PDF)
January 2017

In this issue...

  • Timed-AI Programs
  • TMR audits 
  • Sorghum field research
  • Sugar-cane aphid
  • BRD app
  • Winter storms
  • Meeting announcements
1/30/17 Download
(733KB PDF)
October 2016

In this issue...

  • Methane in the news
  • Welcome JP Martins
  • Silage structure options
  • Fresh pen milk yield
  • Research Roundup:
      * Sorghum
      * Greenhouse Gasses
11/18/16 Download
(400KB PDF)
August 2016

In this issue...

  • Dairy Biosecurity
  • Maximize Manure Nitrogen Value
  • Metritis Diagnosis Considerations
  • Announcements: Project Cooperators Needed & Position Opening
8/12/16 Download
(391KB PDF)
April 2016

In this issue...

  • California Dairy Conference
  • Silage Underlay, Part II
  • Sorghum Silage Project
  • In-crop Corn Management
  • IV Calcium & Subclinical Hypocalcemia
  • Raising Healthy Calves
  • C & N Management
4/25/16 Download
(393KB PDF)
January 2016

In this issue...

  • Gene Editing
  • Silage Underlay
  • Winter Reminders
  • Water Board Violations
  • Golden State Dairy Conference
1/20/16 Download
(603KB PDF)
2016 Golden State Management Conference

In this issue...

  • 2016 Golden State Management Conference
1/6/16 Download
(761KB PDF)
Special Edition December 2015

In this issue...

  • Avoiding Drug Residues
  • Lameness -- Are Your Cows Stepping on Sharp Objects?
  • The Importance of Dry Matter: Tips for Feeders and Dairy Producers
12/11/15 Download
(358KB PDF)
October 2015

In this issue...

  • Preparing for El Nino
  • Managing Mud
  • Sharp Objects and Lame Cows
  • Pneumonia in Calves
  • CAHFS and Animal Disease
  • C Collar Retirement
  • Dairy Advisor Position Recruitments


10/16/15 Download
(459KB PDF)
July 2015

In this Issue…

Antibiotics on Dairies

Corn Silage Processing Scores of CA Silage

CDQAP Certification & Fee Reduction

Sorghum Tips

N. Peterson Retirement

8/11/15 Download
(319KB PDF)
UCCE Silage Day


UCCE Silage Day

July 21, 2015

Harvest Hall, Stanislaus County Ag Center

3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA

6/19/15 Download
(216KB PDF)
April 2015
  • Monitoring DCAD
  • What is Dry Matter
  • Salmonella
  • Dairy Challenge in CA
  • Environmental Compliance Reminders
  • Announcements
4/15/15 Download
(410KB PDF)
January 2015
  • What is IVF?
  • Winter "To Do" List for Compliance
  • Western Dairy Management Conference, March 3-5, 2015
  • Meeting - Managing Cow Comfort in Hot Weather
    January 29, 2015, Tulare, CA
  • Meeting - California Dairy Management Seminars
    February 24, 2015 - Orland, CA
    February 25, 2015 - Modesto, CA
    February 26, 2015 - Tulare, CA
1/26/15 Download
(255KB PDF)
November 2014
  • Necropsy's Value
  • Pesticide Database
  • Managing Salts
  • BRD Management
  • Choosing a Lab
  • Announcements
  • Remembering Tom Schultz
11/5/14 Download
(547KB PDF)
July 2014
  • Correcting Silage DM
  • Silage DM Requirements
  • Managing Nutrients w/Drought
  • A. Castillo Retirement
  • What is Energy?
  • Soakers & Cow Cooling
  • Milk Pregnancy Test
7/30/14 Download
(954KB PDF)
UCCE Silage Day, Tuesday, July 8, 2014   6/16/14 Download
(564KB PDF)
April 2014
  • Drought assistance
  • 100 years of UCCE
  • Managing nutrients without water
  • Sorghum for drought?
  • Avoiding antibiotic residues
  • Uterine infections
  • Aid for farmers with blackbirds
5/13/14 Download
(2,467KB PDF)
January 2014
  • Preventing Milk Fever
  • Promote Your Product
  • Voluntary Waiting Period
  • In Memoriam: Don Bath

Upcoming Meetings:

Heat Stress
April 4, Tulare, CA

Hoof Health Management Workshop
March 4, Tulare, CA
March 6, Merced, CA


1/16/14 Download
(913KB PDF)
November 2013
  • Changes to the WDR General Order
  • Meet the New Advisor
  • Silage Face Management
  • Calf Diarrhea Part 2
  • Dairy & Sustainablility
  • Upcoming Meetings
11/7/13 Download
(242KB PDF)
August 2013
  • Harvest Reminder, Kernel Processing

  • New AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines

  • Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, General Order Reminders

  • Employee Heat Safety Reminders

  • Neonatal Calf Diarrhea

  • Sugar Beets as a Potential Starch Substitute

  • Dairy Surveys Underway

8/28/13 Download
(696KB PDF)
Silage Day 2013   7/9/13 Download
(243KB PDF)
April 2013
  • Regulatory Reminders 

  • Forage NSC & NFC

  • Marvelous Improvement Device

  • Mineral Excretions

  • Silage Survey

  • Managing for Quality

4/17/13 Download
(990KB PDF)
March 2013
  • Labor Turnover
  • Feeding Calves
  • Forage NDF Digestibility
  • Position Announcement: Tulare & Kern Advisor
3/6/13 Download
(342KB PDF)
DairyNews Spanish Edition

This is the annual Spanish Edition of the California Dairy Newsletter.  We've taken select articles from previous issues and translated them into Spanish in hopes that you will share the newsletter with your Spanish-speaking employees.  Articles are included in both English and Spanish. 

  • Time for a freestall check?
  • Antiobiotic residues in dairies.
  • Managing for more milk.
  • Identifying sick cows that need to be examined.
1/25/13 Download
(363KB PDF)
November 2012

This is a correction to the previously e-mailed Dairy Newsletter.  The link has been repaired and the newsletter is now accessible.  We appologize for the inconvenience.

In this issue:

  • Pistachio Shell Imapaction
  • Jejunal (Intestinal) Hematoma in Cattle
  • Back to Basics: The ABC’s of Forage Analysis
  • Western Dairy Management Conference
  • World Ag Expo Calls for Forage Challenge Entries
  • California Dairy Management Seminars
    - In English & Spanish-
    - Dec. 6th - Tulare 
    - Dec. 11th - Modesto 
    - Dec. 13th - Orland
11/16/12 Download
(419KB PDF)
August Dairy News

* Dairies in the news
* Corn silage management
* Freestall check
* Calf diarrhea
* Rabies in ruminants
* By-product use
* Retirements & awards
* Announcements
* Silage Day


8/15/12 Download
(578KB PDF)
UCCE Silage Day


**This is a correction to the previous email.  Silage samples will be analyzed for DM only.**

Silage Day will be held at the Stanislaus County Ag Center, Harvest Hall in Modesto, CA on Thursday, August 23, 2012.

Lots of helpful information regarding quality, value, production & animal health.

Bring in your silage samples for a FREE DM analysis using NIR technology!


8/2/12 Download
(204KB PDF)
May 2012

* Motivating employees
* Corn silage management
* Polio in cattle
* Schmallenberg Virus
* Cooling dry cows
* Dairy closures

5/11/12 Download
(350KB PDF)
Dairy Management Seminar - Registration Date Extended

Registration extended for the Modesto Location!  Please register by Tuesday, March 20th to guarantee handouts and lunch.  Please click on the link below for details:

3/12/12 Download
(78KB PDF)
February 2012

In this issue:

* Mycotoxins

* TMR Mixing

* Calf Pneumonia

* Technology & Cows

* Announcements

2/27/12 Download
(490KB PDF)
Dairy News Spanish Edition, December, 2011

The purpose of the Spanish edition is to take select articles from past issues and translate them into Spanish. We hope that you will share the information with your Spanish-speaking employees.

12/16/11 Download
(653KB PDF)
November 2011

In this issue:

*Forage Dry Matter
*Milk Quality
*Research Update

11/8/11 Download
(394KB PDF)
September 2011   9/9/11 Download
(294KB PDF)
June 2011   7/12/11 Download
(421KB PDF)
February 2011 *To Our Readers *Silage Face Management *Milk Quality *WDR Reminders *Protected Amino Acids *Nutrient Efficiency 2/19/08 Download
2010 Spanish News Highlights of this year's Dairy News written in Spanish to help inform and update the Spanish speaking worker. 12/23/10 Download
November 2010 • The EU Challenge – 1 • Milking Procedure – 3 • Milk sampling – 4 • Irrigation – 5 • Update SJVAPCD – 7 • WDR Reminders – 8 • Announcements – 9 11/19/10 Download
August 2010 *Heat Stress in Cattle *Timing Corn Harvest *Sampling Corn at Harvest *Milk Quality *Meet Dr. Rossow *Fly Management *WDR Reminders *Reproductive Short Course 8/6/10 Download
May 2010 *Carbon Footprints *Feeding for Animal Requirements *Training Videos *Milk Urea Nitrogen *When the Media Calls *Incinerators in CA? *Increasing Efficiency 5/17/10 Download
Dairy Business Education Forum Hedging and Risk Management in the Dairy Industry 2/22/10 Download
January 2010 •Dairy Wage Survey •Overfeeding Nutrients •Retained Placenta •Water Use by Cows •Crop Irrigation •Animal Welfare •Forage Seminar •Herdsman Course •Dairy Business Education Meeting •North Valley Dairy Day 1/27/10 Download
December 2009-Spanish Edition Highlights of 2009 in Spanish 12/8/09 Download
November 2009 * Language of Carbon Footprints * Employee Giftedness * Residue Violations * Johne's Disease * Tail Docking Update * UC Davis News * Nutrient Management * CDQAP Updates * Mycotoxins * Announcements 11/3/09 Download
July 2009 California Dairy Newsletter *Dairy Production Today *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 7/16/09 Download
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 5/11/09 Download
January 2009 *Proposition 2 and Dairies *Ruminant Feed Ban *Feed Conversion Efficiency *WDR Deliverables, July 2009 *Tricolored Blackbirds *New Faculty at UC Davis *Pasteruized colostrum *Dairy Beef Quality Assurance *Top Notch Dairy Practices *Nutrient Tracking on Your Fields *Dairy Herdsman Shortcourse *Regional Water Quality Control Board Inspections 1/23/09 Download
August 2008 *Can You Afford to Feed Your Heifers? *Euthanasia Techniques Workshop *WDR News from California Dairy Quality Assurance Program *FDA Prohibits Extra-Label Use of Cephalosporins *Rice Straw in Free Choice Dairy Heifer Rations *Dairy Food Safety Laboratory – Bovine Mastitis Screening 8/18/08 Download
Meeting Notice Dairy Cattle Welfare Workshop, July 09, 2008 2/11/10 Download
April, 2008 Introducing the new UCCE Dairy Advisor, Jennifer Heguy 4/2/10 Download
Commercial Goat Producers Workshop Workshop to be held at the Merced County Agricultural Center 2145 W. Wardrobe Ave., Merced, CA May 14-15 Pre-registration required 5/5/08 Download

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