Four Canadian dairy scientists received Awards from the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) at their annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana this week in recognition of their contributions to research and excellence in dairy science. The scientists are key Canadian leaders in their respective areas and managed a number of dairy research projects supported by Dairy Farmers of Canada through the Production Expert Scientific Advisory Committee, DairyGen or the Dairy
The recipients were: Dr. Filippo Miglior (AAFC), Dr. Trevor DeVries (U of Guelph), Dr. Marina von Keyserlingk (UBC) and Dr. Herman Barkema (U of Calgary).
Dr. Marina von Keyserlingk, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies; Professor of Animal Welfare and NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Animal Welfare at the University of British Columbia was awarded the Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science. The Award recognizes outstanding research in dairy production or manufacturing, contributing to improvement or care of dairy cattle, development and improvement of processes, products, equipment, methods, handling, and sanitation. Dr. von Keyserlingk is internationally recognized for her research on behaviour, housing and management and how these contribute to animal health and welfare of dairy cattle care and housing for dairy cows and calves. Dr. von Keyserlingk co-authored the definitive scholarly text — The Welfare of Cattle — in her core area of research (Springer Verlag, 2008).