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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • An eye on the horizon

    Milk Producer, July 2021: It's important to keep an eye on the horizon for newer, more significant emerging issues and to make sure there’s credible information available to inform policy and public opinion. LRIC CEO Mike McMorris says that this is increasingly important in the face of changing consumer attitudes.

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  • Livestock research needs more collaborative approaches

    Milk Producer, May 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), commodity organizations and the research community are increasingly turning to a cross-sectoral approach to research to address increasingly complex issues facing the livestock industry.

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  • It’s time for a Livestock Manifesto

    Farmtario, April 8, 2021: We know all too well that livestock producers count on consumers for their purchasing power and most of us are aware of the “social contract” that the agriculture industry needs to live up to with society. How is the livestock sector doing with regards to the view that society holds of it? Based on headlines and social media, not so well.

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  • 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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  • 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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