Lakeland College: G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility

As a hub for innovation and applied research, the G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility supports student-led learning and research.

It features state-of-the-art technology for livestock research and development. Not only great for the industry, the facility also benefits for the students. A livestock research team is one of the units of the Student-Managed Farm powered by New Holland.

​As well the facility is home to a 90-head cattle herd used by the student research team.

The livestock research facility has increased Lakeland’s capacity to participate in applied research projects of importance to the livestock industry in Western Canada. Past projects include lamb milk replacer, heifer feed efficiency, DNA testing, feeder lamb rotation, beef finishing rations and wet/dry barley feed trials.

The Livestock Research Facility ​includes:

  • GrowSafe technology for monitoring individual feed intake.
  • SmartFeed self-contained system designed to portably measure total daily feed intake from individual large animals.
  • Cattle and sheep handling systems plus a scale system.
  • A large multi-use space and lab space.

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