The goal of this project was to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor by installing rubber mat paths, with the added benefit of significantly reducing injuries to the cows’ feet and legs.
This project was initiated by Agrinova, and IRDA was in charge of the economic analysis.
This partnership project contributes to the well-being and productivity of dairy cows.
Agrinova | Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec - Innov’Action Programme
This project aimed to evaluate the purification capacity of different configurations of swales planted with shrubs or perennial grasses to serve as vegetative filter strips.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
The objective of the project was to demonstrate that next generation hog barn design (slatted floors over 2/3 or more of the area) generate less odor.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project addresses the risks posed by the spreading of manure and emissions released into the environment to the biosecurity of farms, as well as to the health of workers and nearby populations.
Researchers: Patrick Brassard Stéphane Godbout