New research finds mechanical brushes aren’t just a spa amenity for dairy cows — they’re important to the animal’s well-being
August 9, 2018
June 25, 2018
Christine is completing her PhD in the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her research focuses on how dairy farmers and veterinarians can cooperate to improve calf welfare.
April 17, 2018
This story originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of the BC Holstein News. Societal concerns regarding the quality of life of dairy cows include the issue of outdoor access. A series of studies done at UBC has shown that cows will spend most of the day inside and most of the night on pasture, […]
March 19, 2018
Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new study from LFS Animal Welfare researchers has found.
September 5, 2017
This story originally appeared in the Agassiz-Harrison Observer on September 7, 2017. On Aug. 31, Jati Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon, toured the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre at the invitation of its Operations Manager Nelson Dinn. The Centre, located in Agassiz since 1997, has a well-deserved reputation for research and teaching excellence, […]
September 1, 2017
Since the first issue in 1917, the Journal of Dairy Science has become the leading dairy research journal in the world.
August 24, 2016
Visits by BC Minister of Agriculture, Norm Letnick and Conservative MP for Chilliwack-Hope, Mark Strahl and Chris Warkentin, Agriculture critic.
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May 16, 2016
As part of the undergraduate course, LFS 400: Audio Storytelling, UBC student Christine Powell interviewed students and staff at the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre to learn more about what makes a ‘happy’ cow. Listen online or download the file here. LFS 400 teaches students to use audio technology and a journalistic framework in order […]
April 14, 2016
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 […]
February 25, 2016
I have managed the University of British Columbia’s Dairy Education and Research Centre since its inception in 1997. Since that time, we have achieved many significant accomplishments. Most recently, it was an honour to be nominated for the Dairy Farmers of Canada 2015 Sustainability Award.