Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has adopted a new strategy to direct its investments in dairy production and human nutrition and health research. Four major themes have been identified:
- Dairy farm efficiency and sustainability
- Animal health and welfare
- Milk composition, quality and safety
- Milk products and components in human nutrition and health.
Each theme has targeted outcomes established to ensure that dairy research projects will address the major issues Canadian dairy farmers want solved by research. To view a copy of the strategy, visit www.dairyresearch.ca.
The strategy will serve as an important guide for future research investments by DFC. As a next step in the planning process, DFC’s call for research proposals will be launched the week of November 14, 2016. Canadian dairy scientists will be invited to apply for funding for the next Dairy Research Cluster.
To receive the call for proposals announcement and details, please subscribe to our distribution list by clicking on the following link by November 11, 2016: DFC Call for Research Proposals Distribution List.
New governance body for national research investments: The Canadian Dairy Research Council
The Canadian Dairy Research Council (CDRC) is a new committee with representation from all provinces and members of the Board of Directors of DFC. The CDRC reports to the DFC Board. It guides the overall development, implementation and delivery of research activities for dairy production, and human nutrition and health research.
The CDRC completed its first mandate in June 2016 and developed DFC’s National Dairy Research Strategy to better coordinate dairy farmers’ research investments at the national and provincial levels. The National Dairy Research Strategy was approved by DFC’s Board of Directors in June 2016 and presented to its General Council in July 2016.
For information on dairy research governance and on research highlights, download our fact sheets at:
- Governance and programs
- DFC research impact
- Dairy genetics and genomics
- Dairy cattle health, care and welfare
- Sustainable milk production
- Human nutrition and health