December 2, 2015
Training calves to urinate and defecate in a specific area might seem like a strange idea, but postdoctoral fellow Alison Vaughan is set to prove that “potty training” dairy cattle can help make their lives better and make them active participants in their own care.
July 24, 2015
As anyone who has worked with cattle knows, cows produce a huge volume of urine and feces each day. All that manure quickly adds up, increasing the risk of slips and falls, mastitis and lameness. Accumulation of manure is also costly in terms of both bedding and labour costs. Consequently, dairy barns are typically designed […]
June 30, 2014
Animal behaviour research conducted at the UBC Dairy Centre was featured in the Zoologic blog from WIRED magazine.
May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 22 at 12:15, BMO Conference Room Animal Welfare graduate student João Henrique Cardoso Costa will present a seminar on “Time spent eating solid feed predicts intake in milk fed dairy calves” All are welcome!
December 14, 2012
Equipment for continuously monitoring milk, water, hay and grain intake by individual group housed calves in the Westgen Calf Research Facility.
July 11, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – 12:00pm Please join Ali Vaughn at noon on Wednesday, July 11 in the BMO Conference Room. Ali will be presenting a research seminar entitled: “The great cow potty training experiment”. All are welcome!
July 6, 2011
July 6, 2011 at 1pm Seminar: Wednesday, July 6th at 1PM Title: Feeding and managing dairy replacement heifers for future optimal performance Location: UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre – Conference Room Presenter: Dr. Alex Bach UBC is proud to welcome Dr. Alex Bach, a prolific and innovative researcher in the field of dairy nutrition. Alex […]
June 8, 2010
June 8, 2010 — 11:00am, Conference Centre at UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre Guilherme Borges Bond Research Project – Calf & Heifer Rearing Survey Overview of a research project to provide benchmark information about calf and heifer rearing practices and facilities to B.C. producers. To identify successful management practices related to high performance and low risk of […]
April 9, 2010
The NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Dairy Cattle Welfare has been awarded to Professors Dan Weary, Marina von Keyserlingk and David Fraser. The five year (2009 – 2013) research award, funded jointly by NSERC and partner organizations linked to dairy farming, will allow the Animal Welfare Program to continue and expand the research and […]