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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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  • Dairy sector ready for second wave of COVID-19

    Ontario Dairy Farmer, November 2020: As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gathers steam in Canada, the nation’s food supply chain - and the dairy sector in particular - is much better prepared to handle new rounds of upheaval than six months ago.

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  • Glass of milk

    Dairy: New DNA-test for rapid A1 detection in milk

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: A Swiss biotech company has developed a quick, reliable way to identify the presence of A1 beta-casein in milk.

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  • Climate Change: Breed type doesn't influence cattle methane emission

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Scientists in Wales have found that breed type has little impact on methane emission levels in cattle.

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  • Climate Change: Why is no one talking about agriculture as a solution?

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Agriculture has enormous climate change mitigating capacities that aren't been harnessed - why is that?

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  • Dairy: Milk can predict methane emissions in dairy cows

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Researchers at Wageningen University have shown that methane emissions of dairy cows can be predicted using milk.

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