Congratulations to the UBC Dairy Education & Research Centre farm staff on the high ranking of the Centre’s dairy herd in the District of Kent Dairy Herd Improvement Annual Awards. The Dairy Centre’s high ranking in various categories is a direct reflection of the hard work, care and attention of the Centre’s staff.
The DHI Awards focus on categories like top producing-cow for ages one through five and are split into smaller and larger farm categories to keep the competition fair.
“While the awards are a fun night in the farming industry, DHI testing is something farmers opt to have done throughout the year for data collection purposes. Testers study everything from volume of milk to the amount of butter fat and protein, amongst other details that are important to farmers for how to grow and maintain their herd.” (Agassiz-Harrison Observer, 2015).