Thank you again, for your interest. The overall goal of this research is to determine which calf management practices during the first year of life have the biggest impact on a cow’s genetic potential and overall cow longevity in the herd. The time commitment for this project is minimal. The qualifying questions below will take 5 minutes. If you qualify, a member of the research team will send you a 15-minute online questionnaire or schedule a time with you to complete over the phone. Once you complete the questionnaire, you will receive a $25 credit towards your Lactanet bill for your contribution.

Again, if you have questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact (in English) Elizah McFarland (; 902-566-0969), Dr. J.T McClure (; 902-566-0717) or Dr. Greg Keefe ( and in French, Cynthia Mitchell (; 902-566-6081). Thank you for your participation!