uSask unveils new dairy research, teaching facility

October 17, 2013

The University of Saskatchewan this week opened its new Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility, which will enhance agricultural research and promote agriculture to the public. Named after John G. Rayner, former director of extension at uSask, the $11.5-million facility will house: the Feeding the World interpretive galleries, which will help educate the public about how a dairy barn operates; the entire uSask dairy herd, which will be expanded to 100 cows by the end of 2013; and advanced research facilities that will help graduate and undergraduate students better prepare for jobs in the industry by allowing them to train with the latest technology. Research conducted at the Rayner facility will also explore nutrition, health, genetics, reproduction and animal welfare. uSask News Release