On November 28 and 29th, the Macdonald Campus of McGill University hosted the annual Op+lait scientific meeting.
The first day of the meeting was comprised of the general meeting and conference, during which several members of our lab presented their work.
Elise Shepley presented her poster entitled “Creatures of Comfort: L’impact du logement lors de la période de tarissement sur les comportements de repos des vaches laitières”.
Véronique Boyer presented her poster entitled “Devrait-on fournir des lits «King-size» aux vaches laitières?” and also participated in the Three Minute Thesis competition.
Stéphanie Bélanger-Naud presented her poster “Identification, analyses et développement des practiques d’élevage de chevrettes laitières sur les fermes au Canada”.
The second day of the conference was a workshop held by Jennifer Ronholm, an Assistant Professor at McGill cross-appointed between the Animal Science and Food Science departments. The workshop revolved around Microbiome Analysis and gave perspectives into what kind of information can be drawn from microbiome analysis, the challenges associated with it, and how different techniques will be improved with more advanced technology