UoGuelph receives federal funding for dairy research

January 21, 2015

The University of Guelph will receive $3 M to help establish a new dairy research centre. The centre will explore areas including reproduction, nutrition, animal well-being, and value-added milk components. The federal funding was provided through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program and will complement $20 M received from the Ontario government, $1 M provided by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, and $1 M from other private partners. “Our government is proud to join with the province and industry to get this world-class facility off the ground. This project will help ensure that Ontario’s dairy industry continues to be a major contributor to the economic growth of Canada,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. Canada News Release