The 2023 WCDS will be held in person on March 7 - 10, 2023

Join us in-person in Red Deer, March 7 to 10, 2023 for the 40th anniversary of the WCDS ‘Building on 40 Years of Dairy Extension’. 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.

You won’t want to miss our exciting line up of speakers on topics ranging from new technologies in nutrition and reproduction, calf management and preventing diseases, and emerging trends on-farm and in sustainability. We will also be featuring virtual farm tours as part of the producer panel, with this year’s focus on 3 farms that have implemented ‘The Big Change’. We will also be hosting the student research presentation competition and a NEW poster competition.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in Red Deer!


Award of Merit

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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Check Out the 2023 WCDS Program!

Click here to see our exciting line up of speakers and topics.

*Make the most of your 2023 WCDS with our Sponsor-Led Workshops


Registration for the 2023 WCDS is now OPEN!

Click here to register. (Register by February 10, 2023 for early bird pricing) 


Missed out on the 2021 Virtual Farm Tours?

Click here to watch the virtual farm tours of 3 amazing Canadian dairies!


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