UG gets $1.1 million for livestock research

Six specific projects will be underway

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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.