MSc Graduate Assistantship Available in Dairy Welfare and Management
Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Wisconsin
River Falls, USA
The graduate student will work on a project to assess the impact of cow-calf contact on the health and welfare of dairy cows and calves, and to investigate producer perceptions of this practice. The overall goal of this project is to develop foundational knowledge regarding the practice of extended cow-calf contact. The student will focus specifically collecting animaland resource-based measures of welfare and perform interviews with producers. They will be involved in the development of data protocols, data collection, publication of research article(s) and a thesis.