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
Economic analysis for an Agrinova project that measures the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
Project to determine the real value of the phosphorus load associated with bison production in Québec.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
This project was set up to test the nutrient balance sheet method as a tool for estimating phosphorus output from pullets and laying hens.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser