The 2024 WCDS is March 5 - 8 in Red Deer AB

Join us at the Red Deer Resort & Casino on March 5 to 8, 2024 for the 41st annual Western Canadian Dairy Seminar. Over three and half days you will hear about current research and new technology and engage with industry leaders to discuss emerging challenges facing the industry.

With two receptions, a banquet, and ample networking opportunities in the 75 booth trade show area, WCDS is the place to reconnect with friends and colleagues and make new connections. Whether you are a dairy producer, veterinarian, dairy extension specialist, dairy service and supply representative or a budding agricultural student, WCDS has something to offer you.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2024 WCDS!


Award of Merit

Know someone who has made a superior contribution in the areas of education, training, technology transfer or extension to the Western Canadian dairy industry? Nominate an individual for the John J. Kennelly WCDS Award of Merit.

WCDS In The News

5 habits of highly effective dairy farmers - Progressive Dairy-Canada, June 2020

Three dairies offer alternative approaches to biosecurity - Progressive Dairy-Canada, June 2020

Research to inform cattle transportation regulations - Progressive Dairy-Canada, April 30, 2020

Technologies, food trends to impact agriculture beyond 2020 - Progressive Dairy-Canada, April 17, 2020

DFC-financed research at the 2020 Western Canadian Dairy Seminar (WCDS) - Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Research Blog - April 17, 2020

Western Canadian Dairy Seminar is already ‘Looking Beyond 2020’ - Progressive Dairy, February 1, 2020

3 dairymen define efficiency - Progressive Dairy-Canada, August 9, 2019

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Missed out on the 2023 Virtual Farm Tours?

Click here to view the 2023 tours of 3 dairies who have implemented the 'Big Change', as well as past WCDS virtual tours


The 2024 WCDS program will be announced in the fall

Delegates travel from far and wide

Thank you to all past WCDS sponsors for making our event possible!