Recent News and Events

Got a moody teenager? Cows can relate

Dairy cattle undergo personality changes during puberty much like humans do, according to new research by Professor Marina von Keyserlingk.

Professor Emeritus Jim Thompson receives BC Dairy Industry Achievement Award

Professor Emeritus and founding director of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre received the BC Dairy Industry Achievement Award from the BC Dairy Historical Society.

Professor Marina von Keyserlingk recognized by the Hans Sigrist Foundation

von Keyserlingk was recognized for her outstanding academic contributions in the field of Sustainably Produced Food of Animal Origin.

New study finds dairy calves’ personalities predict their ability to cope with stress

Benjamin Lecorps, a PhD student in UBC’s animal welfare program, was lead author of the latest study published Nov. 5 in Scientific Reports.

New research finds mechanical brushes aren’t just a spa amenity for dairy cows — they’re important to the animal’s well-being

PhD student Christine Sumner wins prestigious 2017-18 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

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.

‘Dairy Cows and Outdoor Environments’: Anne-Marieke Smid, PhD Student

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, […]

Some cows are more bullish than others: Animal Welfare study

Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new study from LFS Animal Welfare researchers has found.

Local MP Jati Sidhu Visits the UBC Dairy Centre

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, […]

Professors Marina von Keyserlingk and Daniel Weary join Journal of Dairy Science Club 100

Since the first issue in 1917, the Journal of Dairy Science has become the leading dairy research journal in the world.