News and events related to dairy animal welfare.
January 29, 2019
The week the journal Animal Welfare published its first ever complete volume of open access papers. This volume, entitled “Animal Welfare Reconsidered”, consists of a series of papers that all seek to provide critical reflection on topics relevant to animal welfare. Animal welfare is conceptually challenging and methodologically vexatious, and any changes required to improve welfare are often difficult […]
December 13, 2018
Click here to an article which cites Nina Von Keyserlingk on the use of tie stalls in the dairy industry.
December 13, 2018
Click here for a link to the article titled, “How a P.E.I. dairy farmer can tell what his cattle’s outlook on life is”
December 13, 2018
On December 1, 2018 at the annual University of Bern Academic Ceremonies, Nina von Keyserlingk was presented with the Hans Sigrist prize. The Prize citation reads: Professor Marina von Keyserlingk of the The University of British Columbia, is the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chair in Animal Welfare at the Faculty of Land and […]
December 5, 2018
PhD student Benjamin Lecorps was recently interviewed by CTV on his recent study investigating cow personality. To see the article, click here.
November 14, 2018
September 11, 2018
The Progressive Dairyman recently published an article written by PhD Student Katie Koralesky. Use and perceptions of on-farm emergency slaughter in British Columbia
September 6, 2018
A study out of the Animal Welfare Program was highlighted in an article in The New York Times titled “ Give a Cow a Brush and Watch it Scratch That Itch”. The article reports on work recently published in Biology Letters investigating the motivation of dairy cows to access a mechanical brush. Click here to view the […]
June 29, 2018
It is with great pleasure that ADSA and DeLaval Inc. present Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk with the 2018 DeLaval Dairy Extension Award. The DeLaval Dairy Extension Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in dairy extension. The winner must have made a valuable and noteworthy contribution to the dairy industry through dairy extension in […]
May 25, 2018
Christine is completing her PhD in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her research focuses on how dairy farmers and veterinarians can cooperate to improve calf welfare. Prior to coming to UBC, Christine worked with exotic and domestic animals in zoological, sanctuary, educational, and farm settings. In addition, she worked internationally with smallholder […]
February 6, 2017
An article in Hoard’s Dairyman, “What people really think about farms”, talking about the ‘ideal dairy farm’ work that was featured in our most recent UBC Dairy Research Report. Click here to view the article.
Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary win first ever Boehringer-Ingelheim Ruminant Well-being Award, presented at 2016 World Buiatrics Congress, Dublin, Ireland
September 26, 2016
October 1, 2015
Editors from UBC’s student newspaper, The Ubyssey, visited the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre last month. They took some great video footage of our student researchers in action, and interviewed PhD candidate Tracy Burnett (Applied Animal Biology) on how the work we do impacts the lives of dairy animals, and benefits Canadian dairy farmers. […]
June 17, 2015
Milk Producer recently featured an article highlighting how the Canadian dairy industry has benefitted from UBC welfare research. More information found in the Applied Science section on page 40: http://www.travelpress.com/subscription/IDEA/151215_050115_MP/
October 16, 2014
Check out our latest paper “Complex social housing reduces food neophobia in dairy calves,” recently published in the Journal of Dairy Science and authored by PhD student Joao Henrique Cardoso Costa, colleague Rua Daros and professors Nina von Keyserlingk and Dan Weary. Calves showed reduced responses to novel foods when housed with other calves and […]