University Archives & Special Collections, A-1831. (Patrick Hayes)

Dairy Lab Staff

This image of the staff of the Dairy Lab was taken during the 1929-30 academic year. The Crop Science and Engineering Buildings are in the background.

The Department of Dairying was established in 1914 as a response to the needs of the farming community. Among its early work was the creation of a butter grading system and research into the problems associated with yeasts and molds on butter.

The Food Quality Control Laboratory was established in 1930 to analyze milk samples for the Department of Health and the City of Saskatoon. Its role expanded to provide chemical microbiological analyses of dairy and other food samples for a variety of public sector and industrial clients.  

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