• Training coming down the track

    The colour of the train

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris, May 2022: I recently read an article questioning whether or not you can trust a “pro-beef” professor. The author asks, can you trust him to provide unbiased research results?

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  • Industry needs to “look sideways” for solutions to big issues

    Canadian Poultry, May 2022: “In agriculture, we are very good at talking to ourselves, but we need to widen the blinkers, take in what others are doing and listen to the experiences of other organizations and what they are doing," says Brian Lindsay, Director for the Dairy Sustainability Framework and UK-based owner of a global consultancy focused on sustainable food systems.

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  • Do livestock fit into Ontario’s future?

    CEO commentary by Mike McMorris, April 2022: On a recent morning, I read two articles that present drastically different visions of agriculture in Ontario, one short-term and one long-term.

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  • Getting research into practice

    Milk Producer, January 2022: There’s no shortage of research happening in the livestock industry in Canada and around the world, particularly related to dairy. A lot of research, though - and some would argue the majority - never actually makes that jump to on-farm implementation. 

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    New website will make it easier, faster to access research results

    Ontario Beef Farmer, Spring-Summer 2022: A new initiative will make it easier for the beef industry to get research results into the hands of producers and others in the industry who can use them.

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  • Looking sideways can help livestock industry embrace disruptors

    Ontario Hog Farmer, April - May 2022: There are two categories of disruptors facing the livestock sector, and the industry is encouraged to look outside of itself for solutions that will help it be on the right side of coming change. 

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  • The egg and the barn

    Canadian Poultry, April 2022: New research from the University of Ottawa shows that alternative laying hen housing systems can change eggshell cuticle quality, which reduces the risk of bacterial contamination and boosts food safety.

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  • Podcast planning document template with a pen

    News release: New podcast series on innovations launched for Livestock industry

    February 23, 2022: “Getting Research Into Practice” (GRIP) is a new 10-episode podcast series exploring innovations in the Ontario agriculture sector. It was developed by Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) in partnership with the University of Guelph (UofG) and Poultry Industry Council (PIC).

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  • jumble of scrabble tiles

    Words have no inherent meaning

    CEO commentary by Mike McMorris, March 2022: The same word can and often does have many meanings. How we interpret a word is a result of our background and exposure to it.

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