• Global leaders gather to take action on sustainable livestock production

    Milk Producer, April 2024: Livestock are seen as both a source of greenhouse gas emissions and a solution to climate change. To help bring balance, dialogue and understanding to the issue, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations last fall hosted the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation. 

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  • The protein shortage problem is real

    Farmtario, April 29, 2024: The world has a protein problem. To be more precise, it has a protein shortage problem. Once digestibility and amino acid balance are considered, there is actually less protein than what’s needed to satisfy human requirements. This shortage can only get worse in coming years with rising populations, a desire by a growing middle class for more protein in their diets, and production challenges resulting from climate change. 

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  • Putting the “I” in Innovation

    CEO Commentary: Innovation is a system that relies on having funding, clear and meaningful priorities, excellent project management, means of getting research into practice (GRIP), and commercialization. The key ingredient to successful innovation though is clear: people.

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  • Stopping ASF spread by wild boars

    Better Pork, April 2024: Wild boars are a reservoir for African Swine Fever as well as other pig and human diseases, and ASF can spread rapidly from the wild population into domestic swine production herds. Could gene editing help suppress Canada's wild boar population?

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  • New tools

    CEO Commentary: We need to be looking ahead and using the tools at our disposal to create the animals we need. Enter gene editing or GE for short.

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    Recommendations for developing an Ontario path forward for deadstock

    Milk Producer, February 2024: A new report for Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has set forward a list of recommendations for managing on-farm livestock mortalities in Ontario. Topping the list is the establishment of a coordinating body to oversee deadstock management in the province, coupled with continued investment by both industry and government to support that organization’s activities.

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  • Research & innovation key to successful future for Canadian livestock industry, report says

    Ontario Beef, February 2024: A new report puts research, innovation and a comprehensive policy approach as core pillars underpinning the successful future of Canada’s livestock industry. Report co-author Al Mussell will be speaking about the report’s findings at the BFO annual meeting on February 22.

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  • Engineering a better farm

    CEO Commentary: A beef farmer observed recently that the past few years have seen an amazing evolution of technology and automation - in the crops world. He was making the point that the livestock sector was being left behind.

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  • Lee-Anne Huber

    Using research to solve practical swine industry problems

    Better Pork, February 2024: Dr. Lee-Anne Huber’s goal for her swine research program at the University of Guelph is simple: to answer nutrition-related questions and real-world challenges producers are facing. She sees her position as a service role to the pork industry with her research focused on sow nutrition.

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