Our team attended the Forum Techno Novalait 2018, a wonderful event showcasing a multitude of different research projects, allowing for knowledge transfer and discussion between entrepreneurs and researchers. For this event, Véronique Boyer (MSc Candidate) presented a poster on the preliminary results of her research on increasing chain length for tie-stall housed dairy cows. Jessica St John (MSc Candidate) also presented a poster on the results of her research on different tie-rail placements for tie-stall housed dairy cows. Elise Shepley (Ph.D. Candidate) gave a wonderful 3-minute thesis presentation on movement opportunity of dairy cows across current housing systems. Additionally, Elsa Vasseur and some of her research team joined forces with Steve Adam, a collaborator from Valacta, to present a workshop on practices to improve the comfort and well-being of dairy cows.
Véronique Boyer presenting her poster entitled ‘Increasing the chain length for cows housed in tie-stalls: a good idea?’
Jessica St John presenting her poster entitled ‘The effect of tie-rail positions following the neckline of cows on the welfare of tie-stall housed cows.’
Elise Shepley presented her 3-minute thesis entitled ‘The way she moves: an investigation into the effect of the housing systems on the opportunity of movement in dairy cows.’ and Jessica St John presented her poster entitled ‘The effect of tie-rail positions following the neckline of cows on the welfare of tie-stall housed cows.’