Despite the long cold winter, significant progress has been made on the structure of the new Dairy Research and Innovation Centre. If we can rely on the weather forecast, today (March 26) might be the last very cold day (high below -10C) that we have to deal with this spring. Unfortunately, with the spring thaw will come a great deal of mud to contend with! The contractors are working aggressively on parts of the structure that are going to be difficult to access once the ground thaws! On the left of the photo, the area with the completed roof is the Special Needs Wing, followed by the Milk Harvest (Parlour) and Animal Handling facility, and then the Lactating Housing Unit. Beyond that, the foundations for the Replacement Housing Unit can be see. In the foreground, with the roof decking in place is the Metabolic Wing and Farm Work Centre which includes Milk Storage, Feed Preparation, Metabolic / Special Projects housing, and Staff Facilities. The project is on track for a late fall completion.