• The privilege of many problems

    Farmtario, 11 January 2021: Most Canadians are not used to worrying about access to food. Despite a few short-term impacts resulting from adjustments in the supply chains, even COVID-19 left the shelves stocked. Consumers trust us, which is good news for now, but what is ahead? What will trust involve?

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  • What you don’t know won’t hurt you?

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, January 2021: Another saying that has been around forever. It used to seem about right to me but now, it just seems wrong. Amongst the many learnings the COVID-19 reality that we are all living is understanding that knowledge on a broader range of topics is a necessity.

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  • Mentorship program participants on farm tour

    New mentorship program builds bridges

    Canadian Poultry, January 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has launched a mentorship program for new University of Guelph faculty in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), and College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CPES) to make connections to the provincial livestock industry.

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  • Mike Swidersky speaking to mentorship program tour participants

    Sheep farmer hosts farm tour for new Guelph faculty

    Sheep News, December 2020: Sheep and beef farmer Mike Swidersky hosted a group of new University of Guelph faculty members for a tour at his farm in Dufferin County in early October. The researchers have all recently come to Guelph as faculty in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), or College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CPES).

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  • Feed ingredients play a role in effectiveness of medicated feeds, research shows

    Ontario Hog Farmer, December 2020/January 2021: There’s variability in how swine medicines fed via premixes interact with other feedstuffs in the pigs’ diets - and it has impact on animal health, the environment and farmer profitability. 

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  • Beef in the spotlight on farm tour day for new Guelph faculty members

    Ontario Beef, December 2020: Beef Farmers of Ontario Past President Joe Hill’s farm was the first stop on a farm tour day organized by Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation (LRIC) for new University of Guelph faculty.

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  • A shot in the arm

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, December 2020: That shot in the arm we can all expect in the coming months as part of the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has a fantastic backstory, and lesson for the livestock industry.

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  • Sheep grazing in a pasture

    Innovation Insights: Regenerative what?

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, November 2020: The latest phrase getting a lot of buzz and attention is “regenerative agriculture”, but what does that mean and why should Ontario livestock producers care?

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  • Are livestock industries prepared for life after COVID?

    Farmtario, 21 October, 2020: Every parent has heard that phrase coming from the backseat! Now, as adults, we find ourselves asking that relative to the pandemic affecting us in so many ways. The end date is unknown, but what can we expect the Ontario livestock sector look like post-COVID?

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