• Threshing picture

    Looking to the future, boldly

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, September 2021: In my office hangs a picture of a threshing crew in Lewvan, Saskatchewan in 1924. One of the fellows on a wagon is a relative of mine, one I never met, but the one whose future I'm living.

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  • Kim Schneider in front of grazing beef cattle at Elora Research Station

    Forage and pasture research ramping up in Ontario with new faculty and facilities

    Ontario Beef, August 2021: Forage and pasture research at the University of Guelph is kicking into high gear with pastureland renovation and expansion at the University of Guelph beef research facilities at Elora and the hiring of a new forage and service crops professor.

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  • Bringing research faculty, livestock industry together

    Milk Producer, September 2021: LRIC has created a mentorship program to connect early-stage faculty at the University of Guelph with the Ontario livestock industry and, after a successful pilot that wrapped up earlier this year, is launching its second cohort this fall.

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  • “Let them eat… insects?!?”

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, August 2021: About ten years ago, I attended a gathering at the University of Guelph to learn about insects as food.

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  • How Ontario's livestock innovation system should change

    Farmtario, August 9, 2021: We hear a lot about innovation and how agriculture will be transformed in the coming years. The fact is that agriculture is in a state of continual transformation. Exactly where the livestock sector goes depends on how well the five stages of our innovation system work and interact.

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  • The changing face of livestock research

    Ontario Dairy Farmer, August 2021: Artificial intelligence will enable more precise management of individual animals. As the issues facing livestock producers the globe over are changing in their complexity, so is the research being done to address those issues.

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  • First livestock mentorship program for faculty a success

    Farmtario, July 26, 2021: LRIC’s mentorship program helps new Guelph researchers deepen their understanding of livestock agriculture.

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  • Livestock and poultry sector needs more collaborative research approaches

    Canadian Poultry, June 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), commodity organizations and the research community are increasingly focusing on a cross-sectoral approach to research where different teams work on specific aspects of a particular issue.

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  • Multiple hands together in the middle of a table

    It’s all about people

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, July 2021: It's all about the people. I often don’t recall what I did yesterday, but that quote has stayed with me for almost 40 years… because it is true.

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