Benchmarking Canada's dairy herds today for a healthier tomorrow

 

Initiated in 2015 the National Dairy Study investigates the health, management and production of dairy herds across Canada. As the first national benchmarking effort in Canada, the National Dairy Study provides a standardized and nationally representative look at the production, health and welfare of Canadian dairy herds.

 
  Over 1,000 Canadian dairy farmers participated in the National Dairy Study

Over 1,000 Canadian dairy farmers participated in the National Dairy Study

 
 ~5,000 dairy cows evaluated for production & health characteristics

~5,000 dairy cows evaluated for production & health characteristics

 
 ~350 farms visited for biological sampling/testing, data validation & lameness assessments 

~350 farms visited for biological sampling/testing, data validation & lameness assessments 


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METHODS

Learn more about the study methodology, the team members involved, and the collaborators who helped make the National Dairy Study a reality in Canada.

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BENCHMARKING

From advanced statistical analyses, to regional profiles, the National Dairy Study provides unique perspectives on the health, welfare and management of Canadian dairy herds.

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RESOURCES

Raw data requests, producer-friendly resources and innovative multimedia are just some of the communication products the National Dairy Study has to offer.

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