• 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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  • Bringing industry and researchers together to spur innovation

    Ontario Hog Farmer, June/July 2021: Karen De Bruyn has some unique insights when it comes to research and the pork industry. Not only did she grow up on a family hog operation in Oxford County, but she also completed a master’s degree with well-known University of Guelph swine researcher Dr. Bob Friendship.

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  • Thinking beyond the species

    Ontario Hog Farmer, April/May 2021: Many issues facing livestock farmers today are complex and multi-faceted, affect different livestock types and require a broader spectrum of expertise. That’s where the concept of a cross-sectoral approach to research comes into play, which LRIC, commodity organizations and the research community have increasingly been focusing on.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Feed ingredients play a role in effectiveness of medicated feeds, research shows

    Ontario Hog Farmer, December 2020/January 2021: There’s variability in how swine medicines fed via premixes interact with other feedstuffs in the pigs’ diets - and it has impact on animal health, the environment and farmer profitability. 

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  • Pigs

    Swine: A better understanding of the impact of PRRS on reproduction

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: University of Saskatchewan researchers are investigating the reproductive impacts of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome on pig fetuses.

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  • Prof Maria DeRosa in her lab

    Beyond the nose: boar taint quick-test moves into validation testing

    Ontario Hog Farmer, October/November 2020: New research is underway to bring a quick test for boar taint one step closer to commercialization.

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