Tag: University of British Columbia

Public Attitudes Will Define Dairy Farm Sustainability

What makes a dairy farm sustainable? The definition of sustainability would suggest the future of Canadian dairy farms would rest heavily on environmental, economic and social factors. Farms need to respect the environment, make money and also reflect the aspirations of consumers and their growing awareness of animal welfare. In an era of increasing scrutiny… Read more »

Reproductive Health Closely Tied to Soundness of Dairy Cows

A cow who is uncomfortable or, worse, in pain, won’t just produce less milk, she’s also less likely to get back in calf. It may seem simplistic, but solid research shows a definite and measurable link between foot and leg health and reproductive health. Dr. Renaldo Cerri, with the University of British Columbia, spoke recently… Read more »