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UBC’s Applied Biology Program interviewing three candidates for new faculty position

UBC’s Applied Biology Program is interviewing three applicants for a new faculty position.  The successful applicant is expected to work with dairy cattle in the Centre’s dairy cattle research facilities in Agassiz.   The first applicant, Dr. José Denis-Robichaud, will present a research seminar titled “Using new technologies for achieving health and reproduction goals on […]

Visit by BC Minister of Agriculture and MP

Visit by BC Minister of Agriculture and MP

Visits by BC Minister of Agriculture, Norm Letnick and Conservative MP for Chilliwack-Hope, Mark Strahl and Chris Warkentin, Agriculture critic.

Professor Dan Weary (Photo: AMANDA PALMER FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

The Globe and Mail: UBC is leading the world as dairy cow experts

British Columbia may be best known for its natural resources, real estate and tourism industries, but the province is also considered a leader in food science and technology, particularly when it comes to the dairy cow.

2015 Dairy Centre Open House – July 25

You are invited to the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre open house on Saturday, July 25 from 9am-4pm. This is a great opportunity to meet student researchers and learn more about the Centre’s internationally renowned research and education programs in animal welfare, animal reproduction and resource recovery.

UBC Dairy Centre in The Chilliwack Progress

Nelson Dinn gently taps a dairy cow on the back, and she shuffles happily along and out of his way. Dinn, manager of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre in Agassiz, is eager to show reporters what the innovation they’re using to save money while lessening their environmental impact. [read more]

UBC Dairy Centre Open House – August 2

The UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre welcomes the public for its annual open house on August 2nd.

Nelson Dinn Featured on UBC Careers Website

Since the idea was first hatched in 1997, Nelson has been helping create the country’s most advanced dairy cattle research facilities, based at the Dairy Centre in Agassiz, British Columbia.

Photo Gallery: BC Dairy Expo Tour (January 2014)

Photo Gallery: BC Dairy Expo Tour (January 2014)

On January 29, 2014, we were pleased to welcome delegates from the Pacific Agriculture Show, which took place in the Fraser Valley from January 30 to February 1, 2014. Visitors were treated to a number of demonstrations, including: First DariTech installation in Canada which uses a sand cannon system to separate manure from sand for a […]

Agassiz-Harrison Observer: Waste not want not in practice at UBC

The UBC Dairy Centre held an open house, attended by dairy farmers from across Canada, in late January to showcase our new sand recovery system. The system is the first of its kind in Canada and will make the operations of the UBC dairy farm more sustainable.

Seminar: Andressa Amorim de Oliveira

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – 12:00pm Speaker: Andressa Amorim de Oliveira Topic: “Assessing motivation of dairy cows to access pasture using a weighted push-gate” Location: BMO Conference Room, UBC Dairy Education & Research Centre, Agassiz Andressa Amorim de Oliveira is a PhD student from Curitiba, Brazil. Her work is focused on transition cow welfare.

Seminar: Julie Johnsen & Lucia De Simone

Friday, August 10, 2012 at 12pm (noon), BMO Conference Room Two speakers will be presenting their research at Thursday’s seminar: The first speaker will be Julie Johnsen talking about: Mothering with or without suckling and its effect on cow and calf behaviour, cow milk production and calf weight gain. The second speaker will be Lucia De Simone talking about: Is lameness […]

ICAR delegates to visit UBC Dairy Centre

ICAR delegates to visit UBC Dairy Centre

The International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) delegates will visit UBC Dairy Centre on July 29. The Congress will be held in Vancouver from July 29 to August 2. The Congress is held every 4 years and this is the first time it is being hosted in  Canada.

UBC Senior Executive Team visits the Dairy Centre

UBC Senior Executive Team visits the Dairy Centre

The university’s Senior Executive team recently visited the Dairy Education and Research Centre, located in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.

MP Mark Strahl visits the Dairy Centre

MP Mark Strahl visits the Dairy Centre

Mark Strahl (centre), MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, tours the facilities at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre with Director Jim Thompson (left) and Manager Nelson Dinn.

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