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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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  • 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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  • Mike Swidersky speaking to mentorship program tour participants

    Sheep farmer hosts farm tour for new Guelph faculty

    Sheep News, December 2020: Sheep and beef farmer Mike Swidersky hosted a group of new University of Guelph faculty members for a tour at his farm in Dufferin County in early October. The researchers have all recently come to Guelph as faculty in the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), or College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CPES).

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    Small ruminants: Husbandry practices, not herd size increases PPRV risk

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: Research has found that the transmission risk of Peste des Petits Ruminants Virus (PPRV) in sheep and goats is not increased through herd size.

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  • Small Ruminants: Sheep the gold standard for solar grazing

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Sheep are a cost-effective way to manage vegetation growth on solar farms.

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  • Sustainability: One challenge, many answers, three approaches

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Alberta prof proposes systems approach to enhancing grassland biodiversity.

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  • Alternative Proteins: What the meat industry could learn from Impossible Foods

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: It's time for the livestock and poultry industries to be proactive on innovation to secure a stable future for animal proteins, writes the author of the weekly Prime Future newsletter.

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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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