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Senior Projects from 2014

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Quality Control Program in Cal Poly Creamery to Improve Records and Products, Natalie Baldwin

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Best Management Practices for Raising Dairy Calves from Birth to Weaning, Alexa Cabral

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The Analysis of Solar Photovoltaic Power System on a Large Central Valley Dairy Farm, Brogan Rose Fernandes

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Improving Cow Comfort to Reduce Health Issues and Increase Milk Yield on Dairy Farms, Shonlyn Ferrari

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A Recommendation For The California Dairy System Reform Based On A Comparative Study of Dairy Market Structuring and Pricing Systems of Seven Leading Dairy Industries in 2014., Meredith Frisius

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A Review of Mastitis Control Practices, Rebecca Gooder

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A History, Description, and Comparison of Different Brands of Dairy Parlor Equipment and Which Designs are the Best Fit for Different Sized Dairy Operations, Madison Mamie Goulart

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The Effect of Days in the Close Up Pen on 60 Day Cull Rates and Milk Production in the Subsequent Lactation, Hudson Hanlon

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Preparing Samples of Rancid Milk for Milk Judging Contests, Danielle Li

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Setting up a Safety Program for California Dairies., Shelby Locke

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The Implications of Global Warming upon United States Dairy Herds: Effects on the Economics of Dairying and Stability of Herds with Low Genetic Diversity, Lauren Lusby

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HACCP-Based Program for Central Coast Creamery: A small-scale artisan cheese production facility, Catherine Machado

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Effects of Covering System, Sealing Time, and Packing on Fermentation, Nutritional Quality, and Organic Matter Loss of Corn Silage in a Drive-over Pile, Katie Rose Nutcher

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The Effects of Implementing Cow Cooling for Oostdam Dairy: Benefits from Milk Production, Feed Intake, and Reproduction, Mark Oostdam

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A Literature Review on Injection-site Lesions in Dairy Cows and Culling Decisions, Eric B. Parsons

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Improving the Online Accessibility of the Cal Poly Dairy Science Department, Taylor E. Pires

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A test to see if there is a commodity that could be used to perform a cross-hedge for cash purchased supreme alfalfa in Tulare, CA. with a single board traded commodity., Justin Roeloffs

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Effects of Alternative Protein Milk Replacer Versus All-Milk Protein Milk Replacer on Weight Gain and Grain Intake in Pre-weaned Dairy Calves, Kayla Sandoval

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Development of Applied Standard Operating Procedures and Monitoring Practices, Nick Southfield

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Implementing a Dairy Education Module in Private Inner-City High Schools, Veronica Tabora

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The Effect of Feeding Calves Milk Replacer 2x, 3x, or Pasteurized Milk, James Weber

Senior Projects from 2013

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Effects on Jerseys and Holsteins, Milk Production, Intake, and Feed Efficiency, Michael Areias

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A Literature Review on Corn Silage Management, Britton L. Baxley

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A Comparison of the Efficiency and Profitability of Holsteins and Jerseys, Kelli Ann Carstensen

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A Business Plan for the Production of Artisanal Cheese, Caitlin Curren

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Review and cost analysis of reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration, Jared De Groot

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Reproductive Analysis of 100% Delayed 1st Service Ovsynch Breeding During Summer Months at a Large Central Valley Dairy, Micah John DeGroot

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The Best Alternative Bedding Source with Regards to Mastitis and Cow Comfort, David De Jager

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Investigation of Regional Bias in Dairy Cattle Genomic Evaluations, Erin De Snayer

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Determine if Raising Holstein Steers Can be Profitable, While Creating a Quality Product, William Dyt

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A Business Plan for a Custom Dry Cow Transition Facility and a Calf Ranch, Landon Joseph Fernandes

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Gas Emissions and Olfactometry for Dairy Heifers, Rebecca Gary

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Detecting Errors in Generating a Certificate of Analysis, Breanne Harlan

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Comparison of Profitability Jerseys vs. Holsteins, Including Benchmarks Comparisons for Production, Reproduction, Health and Costs of Production., Caitlin Kasbergen

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The Effect of Inbreeding in Dairy Cattle: Effects of Genomic Versus Non-Genomic Predictions, Michelle Gabrielle Khal

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Sire Evaluation for Milking Duration, James Macedo

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An Evaluation of the Feasibility of Producing (Limousin X Jersey) Steers and Heifers as a Terminal feedlot Animal., Alexander Mandrusiak

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A Review of the Artisan Cheese Industry, Jeffrey Mason

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The Promotion and Scale of Specialty Dairy Products in the United States, Lindsey Mendes

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The Effects of Feeding Brown Midrib Corn Silage Compared to Conventional Corn Silage in High Producing Dairy Cows, Erick Mitchell Mendonca

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Generating a nutritional dairy cow ration based on green waste out of San Luis Obispo County, Nicole Mendoza

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Milking Protocols at the Cal Poly Dairy Farm, Kevin Mohan

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A Business Model for the Small-Scale, Start-Up, Organic Jersey Dairy, Jim Moreda

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The Analysis and Comparison of Organic Dairy Operations and Conventional Dairy Operations in Terms of Milk Quality, Animal Health, Nutrition, Market Aspects and Economic Benefits, Lianne Michele Nunes

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Consumer Perception of Organic Milk, Christina Puetz

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A Review of the History and Motivations of Animal Identification and the Different Methods of Animal Identification Focusing on Radiofrequency Identification and How It Works for the Development of a Radiofrequency Identification Based Herd Management System on the Cal Poly Dairy, Manuel Silveira

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Increasing California Dairy Exports to Japan and South Korea, Kristina Soper

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Development of a Training Program for the Cal Poly Creamery, Rachel Souerbry

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Milking Jersey’s vs. Holstein’s on a Commercial Dairy in California: Milk Production, Feed Efficiency, Intake, Costs, and Advantages., Garret te Velde

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Effectiveness of Cleaners and Sanitizers in Killing Spore-forming Bacteria, David Valenzuela

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Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy Comparison of Dairy One and AgriNIR Forage Analyzer, David Vander Schaaf

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Development of a Nonfat Drinkable Yogurt for the Cal Poly Creamery, Timothy Voros

Senior Projects from 2012

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Efficiency Comparison between Two Systematic Breeding Protocols: Target Breeding and Presynchronization Program At a Large Central Valley Dairy Farm, Blake Alvernaz

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The Relationship between Rumination and Milk Yield in Early Lactating Holsteins and Jerseys, Jason Borges

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Proposal to Implement a Surveillance System at the Cal Poly Dairy, Madelyn Cobb

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Genomic Testing and Method R Variance Components Theory of Dairy Cattle, Joseph Dewey Coleman

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The Differences Between the Jersey and Holstein Breeds of Rumination in Early Lactation Using the Activity Monitoring System, Christina Da Rocha

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Surveillance of Mosquitoes on Dairy Farms in the Central Valley, Jerred Davis

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Factors Affecting the Reduction of Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio in Composted Separated Solids, Mark Fagundes

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A Case Study on a Dairy With Herd-wide Diarrhea and Reduced Milk Production, Taylor R. Foster

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Financial Analysis of Three Value-Added Dairy Enterprises in Vermont, Wisconsin, and New York, Kassidy Kampen

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DNA Collection with Performagene Nasal Swabs: Quantity, Quality, and Cost Effectiveness, Robert Kamper

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Effect of CNV of Production Related Genes on Expression of Production Traits in Dairy Cattle, Tyler Kamper

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Safety Hazard Analysis and Corrective Measures for Koot Dairy, Billy Koot

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2x Compared to 3x Milking Frequency in a California Dairy Herd, Jordan Leal

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Morbidity and Mortality Rates Based on Stress Levels in Dairy Calves, Lindsay Lockhart

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DETERMINING IMMUNOGLOBULIN TRANSFER AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO CALF HEALTH AT CAL POLY DAIRY THROUGH THE ASSESSMENT OF SERUM PROTEIN CONCENTRATION, Kevin M. McEvilly

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Exporting United States' Whey Products to the Chinese Market, Rebecca Mellema

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Cal Poly Milking Parlor Standard Operating Procedures, Caitlyn Lil Morehart

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Estrus Activity After Prostaglandin Injection using Heatime Activity Monitoring Collars used at Cal Poly Dairy, Amy Phillips

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Effectiveness of Concrete Cleaning Products on the Cal Poly Dairy Free-Stall Lanes, Andrew Sherman

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Bovine Viral Diarrhea in Dairy and Beef Cattle, William Tyler Stevenson

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Implementing a Cal Poly Dairy Science Department Farmers Market Booth in the San Luis Obispo, Thursday Night Promotions Farmers Market, Kate Tscharner

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Recruiting the Future Students of the Cal Poly Dairy Science Department, Jacqueline Van Beek

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Comparison and Implementation of Data Evaluation Systems within the Cal Poly Creamery, Connor Wagner

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Analyzing the Correlation Between Overall Likeness and Emotional Responses Before and After the Consumption of Dairy Beverages, Jessica L. Weber

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Supplementing Transition Cow Rations with Prequel21 and StrataG to Improve Breeding Efficiency in Jersey Cattle During Summer Months, Brenton Wickstrom

Senior Projects from 2011

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THE EFFECT OF AMYLASE SUPPLEMENTATION WITH LOW-STARCH RATIONS: EFFECTS ON MILK PRODUCTION AND FEED CONSUMPTION, Alfred Eaton

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Moisture migration in jalapeno jelly layered cheve cheese, Amanda Heath

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Factors Affecting Passive Transfer in Neonatal Calves, Kristin Marie Mendonsa

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Uses of Genomic Predictions in Commercial Beef Cattle Operations, Matt Miller

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Activity and Rumination Monitoring for Calving Times, David Weststeyn

Senior Projects from 2010

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Institution of Presynch Protocol, Justin Breedyk

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Mastering Mascarpone: What it takes to make a perfect batch of Mascarpone Cheese, Teraisa (Tessa) Buratto

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Cal Poly Embryo Recovery Record System, Kelsey Donahoo-Cheda

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Use of ENDOVAC-Bovi in Pre-weaned Calves, Jena Glasgow

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Designing a Sale Catalog and Marketing for a Purebred Dairy Cattle Sale, William David Jones

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Genotype and Breed Trend Influences on Citric Acid and Coagulation Times of Raw Milk, Melissa Looney

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Burning Manure as an Economical Energy Source, Ron Machado

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Solar Dairy Farm, Justin Mason

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Production and Sensory Evaluation of Pasteurized Milk Cheese vs. Raw Milk Cheese using "Estero Gold" from Valley Ford Cheese Company, Joseph M. Moreda Jr.

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Use of an Activity Monitoring System as Part of the Cal Poly Dairy Breeding Protocol, Trevor Nutcher

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A Literature Review on Crossbreeding in Dairy Cattle, Philip Owens

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Cystic Ovaries in Dairy Cattle, Lacey Morgan Rosenberg

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Controlling the Mineral Content of Sweet Whey Powder in an Industrial Setting, Matthew W. Sawyer

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Consolidating and Implementing an Employee Handbook at Souza’s Dairy, Inc., Adrianna Souza

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Effectiveness of a Presynchronization Program Implemented on a Modern Dairy Facility, R. (Robert) E. Thommen

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Methane Digesters, Thomas Van Steyn

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A Comparison between the DHIA Test for Somatic Cell Counts Compared to Porta Side Test on the Individual Quarters of the High SCC Cows at the Cal Poly Dairy, Melissa Zimmer

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Ultraviolet Light as an Adjunct Treatment to Pasteurization for Microbial Reduction in Milk Intended for Extended Shelf Life, Jacob Zonneveld