Dairy Research Cluster

Funding program for national multidisciplinary research projects in dairy production and human nutrition and health.

The next call for funding proposals is in the Fall 2021. Sign up for the Dairy Research Newsletter to receive information.

The Dairy Research Cluster 3 (DRC3 – 2018-2022) builds on the success of the Dairy Research Clusters 1 and 2 (2010-2018) to stimulate productivity, sustainability and profitability on farms, and to improve knowledge of the health benefits of milk and dairy products.

Joint industry and government commitments to the Dairy Research Cluster 3 total $16.5 million, including $11.4 million from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership AgriScience Program, $2.8 million from Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), $1 million from Lactanet, $736,300 from Novalait, $75,700 from Dairy Farmers of Ontario and in-kind contributions from many dairy sector partners.