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
The project’s 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.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
Development of optimized cleaning methods that are readily measurable with an effective real-time indicator.
This project proposes to measure relative humidity and air speed in hog houses and integrate these parameters into the control of ventilation systems.