By-Product Use in California Dairy Feed Has Vital Sustainability Implications

Scott Somerville, Daniel A. Sumner, James Fadel, Ziyang Fu, Jarrett D. Hart, and Jennifer Heguy

from ARE Update Vol. 24, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2020

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Abstract

Milk cow feed rations in California include a huge variety of by-product feeds that contribute a substantial share of nutrition. By-product use helps moderate feed costs, provides important income to by-product suppliers, frees Central Valley crop farm resources (land and water) for other uses, and reduces environmental consequences of waste.

Keywords

California milk industry, dairy rations, by-product feeds, almond hulls, cottonseed

Citation

Scott Somerville, Daniel A. Sumner, James Fadel, Ziyang Fu, Jarrett D. Hart, and Jennifer Heguy. 2020. "By-Product Use in California Dairy Feed Has Vital Sustainability Implications." ARE Update 24(2): 5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/filer/file/1607970056/19926/