Animal Welfare Partnerships
We also established a new partnership with the University of British Colombia’s world-leading Animal Welfare Program with a focus on calf and heifer rearing, cow health and lameness, and housing/facilities management. These are in addition to our existing partnerships with the University of Guelph and the University of Wisconsin.
In FY21, Saputo expanded its support for the Dairyland Initiative of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, which allows faculty and staff to continue to provide twice-yearly workshops for farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists, and industry consultants. We also renewed our support for the Saputo Dairy Care Program developed to provide specific dairy welfare training, in collaboration with the University of Guelph and the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare.
As a result, despite the pandemic, we continued to impact more than 38,000 people through a variety of initiatives in FY21, including workshops and webinars, industry presentations, and access to online training tools, which were either hosted or made available by our partners or our field staff.