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
Irrigation project to spare farmers the loss of competitiveness and other risks brought about by drought periods.
The purpose of our project was to generate benchmark data on phosphorus discharge from bison farms in Québec.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project will help to identify and evaluate practices, techniques, and technologies that can be used to improve overall environmental performance, animal welfare, and the quality of the animals’ living environment.