UBC Opens $4.8-million Dairy and Avian Facilities at Agassiz Research Centre
New University of British Columbia facilities in Agassiz, B.C., will house research to improve the welfare of cattle and conserve avian genetic diversity -- research that will be essential for meeting international concerns over the well-being of animals in food production systems, and for protecting global avian stocks against dangerous new viruses.
The new Westgen Calf Research Facility -- the most sophisticated calf research facility in the world -- Feed Intake Facility and Heifer Research Facility are part of the UBC Dairy Education and Research Centre. The largest dairy research centre of its kind in Canada, it has attracted students and scientists from more than 24 countries since 1998. The new buildings will help advance research in animal welfare, reproduction and nutrition.