Dairy knowledge at your fingertips: Online reference documents on animal care and environmental best practices to mitigate GHGs

Reference documents on mitigating GHGs from dairy farms:  cropping, nutrition and manure management best practices

Published based on the results of a five-year study led by the University of Guelph’s Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle and her collaborators under the Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Program (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), the contents target recommended management practices that can contribute to GHG reductions. The practices were validated by a group of Canadian scientific experts working in the field of dairy and the environment, including studies financed by DFC under the Dairy Research Cluster. Click on the titles below to download a copy.

For printed copies, contact shelley.crabtree@dairyresearch.ca

Animal care:  lameness, body condition score, and hock, neck and knee injuries

Three easy-to-follow reference documents on lameness, body condition score, and hock, neck and knee injuries were distributed to over 6,000 dairy farmers in the past six months to provide resource material for the proAction animal care validation starting in the fall of 2017. The material was developed with extension, scientific and proAction experts and the outcomes based on scientific findings financed by DFC and its partners under the Dairy Research Cluster. Click on the titles below to download a copy.

For printed copies, contact shelley.crabtree@dairyresearch.ca

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