University of Guelph Dairy Research Centre Receives Federal Funding Boost

Stock Image.

The government of Canada has committed $3 million towards helping the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) set up a research and innovation centre at the University of Guelph’s Elora research location. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made the announcement at DFO’s Annual General Meeting marking their 50th anniversary in Toronto on January 14, 2015.

The federal government investment complements $20 million from the Ontario government, $1 million from DFO, and $1 million from other industry participants.

According to the government’s press release, the facility is designed to “drive world-class research, fostering innovation and helping the industry capture new opportunities across the entire dairy value chain, in addition to launching outreach activities to stakeholders and other audiences.”

The federal government has also invested $12 million in a dairy research cluster (2013-18) that brings together scientific expertise for research in key areas such as sustainable milk production, dairy genetics and genomics, and the nutrition of milk products, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.


RealAgriculture News Team

A team effort of RealAgriculture's videographers and editorial staff to make sure that you have the latest in what is happening in agriculture.


Selling Beef To A&W is Not Betrayal

Since A&W launched its raised without hormones campaign, many farmers and ranchers have expressed displeasure about the marketing tactics of A&W. The most popular post in the the life of RealAgriculture is Andrew Campbell's column entitled I'm Done With Fearing Food and Done with A&W. The anger has extended to the ranchers and feedyards participating…Read more »


Leave a Reply


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.