G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility
The G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility is home to 90 head of cattle and the Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland Livestock 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 that have been done in the livestock area include lamb milk replacer, heifer feed efficiency, DNA testing, feeder lamb rotation, beef finishing rations and wet/dry barley feed trials.
The conversion of the former bull test station into the Livestock Research Facility began in 2012 with the installation of GrowSafe technology for monitoring the individual feed intake of animals. The second phase, completed in 2013, was the addition of new cattle and sheep handling systems plus a scale system. The third phase of the modernization project, completed in 2015, was the expansion on the east side of the building to create a demonstration space. The 1,000 square foot area includes washrooms and a lab space.