Dr Phil Bourque has been actively involved in dairy, beef and feedlot veterinary practice since 1985. Phil has a BSA in Animal Science (’77), a DVM (’82) and a Masters of Veterinary Science (MVS ’85) from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. His area of expertise is in Dairy Herd management and nutrition. He enjoys working with dairy producers to help them meet their goals and has a keen interest in dairy nutrition. He currently oversees the nutrition programs on a number of dairy farms in the local area.
Leland Fuhr was raised on his family’s dairy farm near Langenburg, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he was awarded a BSA and MSc from the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. Leland’s area of specialization is in Ruminant Nutrition. Since the completion of his MSc in 2006, he has been working in the Saskatchewan dairy industry as a nutrition consultant. His long-term goals are to have a positive impact on the profitability of the Saskatchewan Dairy Farmer and the wellbeing of Dairy Cattle.
Matthew Walpole grew up in rural southwestern Ontario, always having an interest in the dairy production industry. He attended the University of Guelph where he attained a BSc (2009) and MSc (2010) from the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. During his time there he represented the University of Guelph at the Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge, and taught introductory dairy nutrition to undergraduate students. He then moved west to the Department of Animal Science at the University of Saskatchewan, where he is currently working towards his PhD focussing on protein nutrition in dairy cattle. He enjoys working with producers to maintain profitability while increasing production and environmental efficiencies.