Thursday, September 12, 2019

UG gets $1.1 million for livestock research

The province has announced it will provide $1.1 million for livestock research at the University of Guelph.

The research projects include:

• Assessing health and precision technologies to improve dairy cow fertility;

• Investigating nutrition strategies to improve the health and growth of pigs;

• Research to guide antibiotic use in the goat industry;

• Enhancing natural fertility in dairy cows through health and precision technologies;

• A machine learning approach to illness surveillance in swine populations, and

• Assessing alternative feeds to improve health and productivity in chickens.

“The University of Guelph is deeply committed to animal health and welfare, as highlighted by world-leading research that promotes animal well-being and the productivity of livestock,” said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president  for research.