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Dairy Extension at Oregon State University encompasses forage production, herd management, milk processing, and the utilization of dairy products by humans. We provide education, training, and technical assistance to people with dairy-related needs and interests.

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2018 Harvest Dinner

Highlights from the 2018 North Willamette Harvest Dinner.

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Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program at UC Davis

Provides research and education on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. The research focus of Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam's laboratory is the use of DNA-based biotechnologies in beef cattle production and agricultural systems.

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Agricultural Marketing Information Links

Market Information on Commodity Futures & Options, Cash Prices & Agricultural Outlook, Weather, Statistics, and Educational Information.

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New blood test reveals susceptibility to costly disease in dairy cows

Jun 18, 2018
Oregon State University researchers have developed a blood test to identify dairy cows are susceptible to bovine clinical mastitis.

By Chris Branam

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Idle, uncleaned milk trucks don't compromise the quality of raw milk, OSU study shows

Mar 1, 2018
Raw milk quality isn’t compromised when tanker trucks sit empty and uncleaned for hours between loads, according to new research at Oregon State University.

By Chris Branam

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Tillamook County Creamery Association gives $1.5 million for OSU research facility

Jan 25, 2017
Planned center is part of OSU's Oregon Quality Food and Beverage Products Initiative

By Peg Herring

Dairy Extension at Oregon State University encompasses forage production, herd management, milk processing, and the utilization of dairy products by humans. We provide education, training, and technical assistance to people with dairy-related needs and interests. Major program efforts at the farm level include forage management, nutrition, herd health, stress reduction, manure management, air emissions, labor management, facilities design, regulatory compliance, and enterprise budgeting. Major program efforts in milk processing include promoting innovation; improving and enhancing the safety, quality, and functionality of dairy products; and advancing the technological efficiency of dairy processing plants. Educational endeavors may relate to product quality assurance, product improvement and development, product safety and sanitation, water treatment and waste management, microbiology, engineering, economics, distribution, and sales & marketing.

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Is your cheese made from happy cows?

I'm interested in purchasing some of your cheese. I'd like to know if your dairy cows are treated with antibiotics or hormones and if your dairy is certified humane.

By Lisbeth Goddik