For the coming decade, the Dairy Farmers of Canada ProAction Initiative mandates that indoor and outdoor spaces must be provided to promote exercise for cows and calves. However, according to Québec legislation, exercise yards are subject to the same regulations that govern waste management. We developed this project with these requirements in mind. The project’s overall objective is to make available an indoor and outdoor exercise yard design that improves dairy cow and calf well-being while complying with Québec regulations.
From 2018 to 2022
Numerous studies show that well-treated cows produce more and better quality milk.
Centre de recherche en sciences animales de Deschambault | McGill University | Université Laval | University of British Columbia | Valacta
In this project, initiated by Agrinova, IRDA will analyze the profitability of techniques used to repel pasture flies in organic dairy production.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
This project will determine the nitrogen efficiency coefficient (EC) of pelleted laying hen manure, a source that is interesting an increasing number of growers, both organic and conventional, because of its efficiency.
Researcher: Christine Landry
This project proposes to measure relative humidity and air speed in hog houses and integrate these parameters into the control of ventilation systems.