June 17, 2014
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.
May 6, 2014
The UBC Dairy and Education Research Centre recently installed an innovative system that separates sand used for dairy cattle bedding from the liquid and solid fractions of their manure. The sand is then cleaned and reused as bedding , while the liquid and solid fractions are eventually used on the Centre’s fields to support grass and corn […]
April 11, 2014
Congratulations to Professor Dan Weary on receiving the 2013/14 Killam Teaching Prize. The annual award recognizes excellence in teaching and mentorship.
March 1, 2014
Katy Proudfoot and Julie Huzzey, alumni of UBC’s Animal Welfare Program, just published an article in Progressive Dairyman summarizing the Program’s research on understanding the relationship between dairy cattle behaviour and health.
February 27, 2014
A new study by researchers in UBC’s Animal Welfare Program, shows that calves raised individually have a harder time learning compared to calves socially housed with another calf.
February 14, 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 […]
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February 13, 2014
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.
February 12, 2014
We are happy to announce that Audrey Nadalin has accepted the position of Research Technician at the Dairy Centre! Audrey joins us from Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, where she provided technical assistance in a variety of research programs that ranged from dairy cattle nutrition and welfare, poultry nutrition to greenhouse maintenance. In addition to this, […]
December 4, 2013
A UBC researcher finds that calves experience emotions like depression and anxiety Calves can experience depression and anxiety, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia, raising ethical concerns over cattle dehorning procedures. A study led by Heather Neave, the first to use a cognitive test to address the emotional response to pain in […]
November 18, 2013
More than 500 Slow Food Vancouver cyclists and other visitors stopped by the UBC Dairy Centre on July 27, 2013.