About Us

The Dairy Research Blog contains some of the latest information on Canadian research in dairy production, human nutrition and health and dairy genetics.

The content includes short articles, videos, posts and photos related to recent research results, updates on new research projects and contributions from guest bloggers from our dairy research community in Canada.

Most of the research information featured in the blog is supported by a contribution from the Dairy Research Cluster Initiative (Dairy Farmers of Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Dairy Network and the Canadian Dairy Commission).

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)


Is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing Canada’s farmers living on 12,529 dairy farms. DFC strives to create stable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry, today and in the future. It works to maintain policies that foster the viability of Canadian dairy farmers and promote dairy products and their health benefits.

Dairy farmers fund its operations, including promotional activities.


The Canadian Dairy Network


The Canadian Dairy Network mission is:

“To provide excellence and leadership in dairy herd improvement through an efficient information infrastructure and quality genetic evaluation services ensuring Canada’s continued responsiveness and competitiveness both domestically and internationally. This mission reflects the main mandates of the company with the focus being Canadian dairy producers and the industry that supports them in terms of genetic improvement.”


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides leadership in the growth and development of a competitive, innovative and sustainable Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.


The Canadian Dairy Commission


The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC), a federal Crown corporation, plays a central facilitating role for the multi-billion dollar Canadian dairy industry.

Created through the Canadian Dairy Commission Act of 1966, the CDC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Funded by the federal government, producers and the marketplace, the CDC strives to balance and serve the interests of all dairy stakeholders – producers, processors, further processors, exporters, consumers and governments.


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.