News

  • Strategic plan graphic

    Leaning into the future

    CEO Commentary: The LRIC board recently approved a new strategic plan which has a clear focus on driving innovation in Ontario’s livestock sector. Our approach is threefold and delivers on five key areas of focus.

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  • Recommendations for developing an Ontario path forward for deadstock

    Ontario Beef, October/November 2023: A new report for Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has set forward a list of recommendations for managing on-farm livestock mortalities in Ontario. 

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  • Hard to understand, harder to know what it will mean!

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris: If you read any news, you will be hearing a lot about artificial intelligence (AI). My own interest in, and reading about, the topic has given me more questions than answers. 

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  • Tara McCarthy speaking at Alltech One

    Global food system can rise to challenges, new research shows

    Ontario Farmer, Sep 12, 2023: A global survey into the attitudes towards agricultural sustainability shows there’s a realistic understanding of the crises currently facing the agri-food industry, and respondents are overwhelmingly optimistic about the food system’s ability to rise to the challenges. 

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  • Young birds inside the barn

    Getting research to the farm

    Canadian Poultry, October 2023: Improving how the livestock sector can get research into practice brought approximately 60 people together for a daylong event earlier this year hosted by Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) in Elora. 

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  • News release: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation hires Industry Services Manager

    September 18, 2023: Kelly Somerville has joined the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) staff team as the organization’s new Industry Services Manager.

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  • Blackberry device

    Keeping up

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris: The rise and fall of the Blackberry device over two decades can't help but make you wonder about what the next 20 years will bring as we see more and more "tech" ideas come to life in the livestock sector.

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  • Cattle under trees on pasture

    Deadstock needs coordinated approach and investment, research shows

    Ontario Beef, August 2023: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), has just completed a study to revisit the province’s deadstock issue in hopes of finding new solutions to this long-time challenge. 

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  • Bridging the gap between research and poultry

    Canadian Poultry, September 2023: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) has expanded its successful mentorship program for early career faculty to graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and industry and government staff working in livestock and poultry research through a new initiative called the Bridge.  

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