Dairy Animals

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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.

Who we are: The dairy program is led by Professors Dan Weary and Nina von Keyserlingk, along with a number of post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.

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 AssociationWestgen, Pfizer Animal Health, Cattle Industry Development FundAlberta Milk, Valacta, CanWestDHI, Novus International, and Merck. Industrial funds are matched via the NSERC’s Industrial Research Chair on Dairy Cattle Welfare.

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Faculty of Land and Food Systems
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-1219
UBC Animal Welfare Program
2357 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-2794
Fax: 604-822-4400

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