Our aim: To provide the dairy industry with knowledge-based solutions to welfare challenges.
What we do: Train young scientists with a passion for the industry and specific expertise on key issues of the day. Much of our current research is concentrated on the effects of management and housing on the health and welfare of calves and cows.
Where we do it: Most of our experimental work on dairy cattle welfare takes place at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre, but we also do research on commercial farms in Canada, the United States and around the world, such as our work on the C.O.W.S program with Novus.
Thanks to our supporters! Our applied research on cattle welfare is supported by the industry. Key supporters include Dairy Farmers of Canada, BC Dairy Association, Westgen, Pfizer Animal Health, Cattle Industry Development Fund, Alberta Milk, Valacta, CanWestDHI, Novus International, and Merck. Industrial funds are matched via the NSERC’s Industrial Research Chair on Dairy Cattle Welfare.