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  • Dairy Farmers of Ontario contribute nearly $540,000 to antimicrobial stewardship research

    University of Guelph researchers, who are leaders in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, are receiving more than $3 million from Ontario Research Fund for their projects. Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proud to support Dr. David Kelton in his research into antimicrobial stewardship solutions in the Ontario dairy sector. 

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  • Alternative meat products in the meat case at the grocery store

    Keeping an eye on what's happening in the alternative protein space

    Ontario Beef, October 2021: There has always been a segment of consumers drawn to meat-free diets. Historically, though, that’s been a small part of the total market, with the attraction of meat holding steady. That’s no longer the case.

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  • Ontario Agriculture College Dean Rene Van Acker

    New educational series tackles big issues

    Canadian Poultry, August 2021: LRIC CEO Mike McMorris knows first-hand that there’s no shortage of small - but not unimportant - things facing the livestock and poultry sector daily but believes it’s also important for someone to keep the big picture in mind.

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  • Arm the reasonable

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, October 2021: We all recognized our first Truth and Reconciliation Day September 30. Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Murray Sinclair's role and ongoing passion for change is one that applies to our sector too.

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  • 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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