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 will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
Irrigation project to spare farmers the loss of competitiveness and other risks brought about by drought periods.
Cow-calf farms tend to prefer outdoor breeding, poor-quality drinking water can have a direct impact on animal health, and may lead to higher pathogen levels in the environment and at slaughter time, and negative consequences for food safety.