TECHNICAL INNOVATION IN ENHANCING PRODUCTION OF SAFE AFFORDABLE FOOD
Dr. Trevor Devries, University of Guelph
Sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada, Canadian Pork Council, and The Canadian Society of Animal Science
Dr. Trevor DeVries is a Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph and Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behavior and Welfare. Trevor received his B.Sc. in Agriculture from The University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2001. Immediately following he began graduate studies at UBC, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006. Following that, he spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. In 2007 he was appointed as faculty with the University of Guelph in the Department of Animal Biosciences. In that position Trevor leads a highly productive research program focused on advancing the knowledge of dairy cattle behaviour, with the goal of the improvement of the health and welfare of dairy cattle. He is particularly interested in understanding the links between behaviour, nutrition, and physiology, and how these contribute to improved milk nutritional quality and production efficiency. His research has led to innovations and practical solutions for improving the nutritional management, housing, and well-being of calves, replacement heifers, and mature lactating dairy cattle. Trevor works tirelessly in the extension and translation of that work to the field.