Ecological Improvement of Dairy Cow Pastures Project wins 2020 Sustainability in Operations Catalyst Award

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Published: 25Nov2020

The Ecological Improvement of Dairy Cow Pastures project has created a sustainable pasture system at the Macdonald Campus Farm which features a rotational grazing system for cattle, the addition of approximately 700 trees and shrubs, the installation of water lines for access to fresh water, and the purchase of a mobile shade umbrella to protect cattle from the sun. The re-design of the pastures has led to improved animal well-being and reduced machinery usage. Led by Maxime Leduc and Paul Meldrum, and run by a team of staff and student employees, the pasture improvements allow the pasturing of dairy cattle to work in harmony with the environment and creates new habitats for birds and insects.

McGill Office of Sustainability.

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