• A better future together - how LRIC works for its members

    Milk Producer, March 2021: Nearly a decade ago, leaders from Ontario’s livestock sector came together with government to form Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) to help create and advance a collaborative approach to research and innovation. Dairy Farmers of Ontario recently reconfirmed their commitment to LRIC and collaborative research and innovation in Ontario's livestock sector.

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  • What's in a name?

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, March 2021: A critical stage of a livestock innovation system is getting research results into action on farms. My first full-time job was providing “extension” services for beef farmers while today, in my current job, I often hear that the process of getting research results to farmers is not working.

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  • Infrastructure, people critical to advancing poultry research and innovation

    Canadian Poultry, February/March 2021: The world needs to strengthen its focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of livestock and poultryas it’s not a question of whether there will be another pandemic, but rather when, believes Dr. Shayan Sharif, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the Ontario Veterinary College.

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  • Chalk question mark on a blackboard


    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, February 2021: Kids have a natural tendency to ask “Why?”. It can be fun, annoying and challenging all at the same time having to answer that repeatedly. And yet it may be the best question of all.  

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    New meat scientist joins University of Guelph faculty

    Farmtario, 25 January 2021: The University of Guelph is getting ready to welcome a new meat scientist to its ranks in 2021. Prof. Marcio Duarte will be joining the Department of Animal Biosciences as assistant professor in meat science and muscle biology.

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  • New meat scientist joins University of Guelph faculty

    Professor Marcio Duarte is expected to soon join the University of Guelph’s Department of Animal Biosciences as assistant professor in meat science and muscle biology.

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  • News Release - International Research Advisory Committee

    January 19, 2021: An international group of experts is bringing global research knowledge and networks to Ontario’s livestock industry. Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC)’s International Research Advisory Committee will advise the organization on issues, practices and developments across Canada and around the world related to the livestock industry value chain.

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  • 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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