Lethbridge Research and Development Centre
The Lethbridge Research and Development Centre (Lethbridge RDC) was established in 1906 in Lethbridge, Alberta. It is one the largest facilities within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres.
The Centre is associated with one satellite location: Vauxhall Research Farm.
Areas of Research
The Lethbridge RDC leads research on beef cattle production systems (health and welfare, food safety, microbiology); crop production (agronomy, breeding, genetics, pathology) and sustainable production systems under dryland and irrigated conditions associated with farming in a semi-arid climate.
Research activities focus on supporting the long-term competitiveness of the sector while reducing the environmental footprint of agricultural practices and maintaining the health and productivity of the agro-ecosystem.
Search Research projects from the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.
The Lethbridge RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:
- Forages and Beef
- Dairy, Pork, Poultry and Other Livestock
- Biodiversity and Bioresources
- Cereals and Pulses
- Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
Meet our Scientists
Find out more about the scientists at Lethbridge Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.
You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.