Join Guilherme Madureira this summer as he speaks with Dairy at Guelph faculty on the latest research – everything from dairy calf nutrition and management to designing breeding strategies for long-term and sustainable genetic improvement. New episodes are available each month on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or you can listen right here on our website.
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Episode 6: Transition Period and Reproduction of Dairy Cows with Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro
During this episode, Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro, Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, talks about fertility, embryo development and pregnancy losses in dairy cows, as well as additional factors affecting pregnancy, including transition cow health, long-term effects of diseases and prevention strategies.
Episode 5: Automated Milking Systems and Behaviour of Dairy Cattle with Dr. Trevor DeVries
During this episode, we talk to Dr. Trevor DeVries, Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences, and Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behaviour and Welfare, about his research program on robotic (or automated) milking systems, cows’ personality traits, and sensor-based technologies.
Episode 4: Welfare and Health of Dairy Calves, Cows and Farmers with Dr. Charlotte Winder
During this episode, we talk to Dr. Charlotte Winder from Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) about welfare and health in dairy farming, including heifer calf management, pain-control practices in youngstock, best strategies for dry-off and farmers’ mental health.
On this episode, we chat with Dr. Christine Baes, Professor and Chair in the Department of Animal Biosciences and Canada Research Chair in Livestock Genomics, about methane emissions, feed efficiency, health resistance, novel fertility traits and breeding programs, all of which are working to create sustainable and resilient dairy cows.
On this episode we’re chatting with Professor Emeritus, Dr. David Kelton, from the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Population Medicine about infectious diseases in dairy cattle, biosecurity measures, bulk milk tank testing and management practices to minimize risk and spread of diseases.
We’re talking to Dr. Michael Steele, Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph, about best practices in calf nutrition and management. During this episode, dairy farmers will have access to the latest updates on topics including colostrum supplementation and maternal effects on colostrum production, as well as milk feeding and weaning strategies for purebred and crossbred calves.
About our host
Guilherme Madureira joins Dairy at Guelph this summer as a Communications Coordinator. Guilherme is a PhD student in the Department of Animal Biosciences. His experience working with the Arrell Food Institute has given Guilherme a first-hand look into the importance of easy-to-read communication pieces that help researchers and farmers solve food production problems together.