New UoGuelph dairy facility will advance research

October 15, 2013

Construction has begun on a new University of Guelph-run dairy research facility near Elora, Ontario. The $25-million project will replace aging facilities at the university's 650-hectare Elora Research Station, which has been used for crop research and storage for feed production. UoGuelph’s Associate VP Research says the new facility will expand the university's capacity in livestock research and will house state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research infrastructure that will give researchers the opportunity to carry out projects that previously had to be done from multiple locations. The Ontario government has committed $20 million to the project, while Dairy Farmers of Ontario has invested $5 million. UoGuelph expects the building to be completed in fall 2014. Guelph Mercury