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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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  • First livestock mentorship program for faculty a success

    Farmtario, July 26, 2021: LRIC’s mentorship program helps new Guelph researchers deepen their understanding of livestock agriculture.

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  • Livestock and poultry sector needs more collaborative research approaches

    Canadian Poultry, June 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), commodity organizations and the research community are increasingly focusing on a cross-sectoral approach to research where different teams work on specific aspects of a particular issue.

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    It’s all about people

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, July 2021: It's all about the people. I often don’t recall what I did yesterday, but that quote has stayed with me for almost 40 years… because it is true.

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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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  • New Chair, Vice Chair at Livestock Research Innovation Corporation

    News release, 15 June 2021: LRIC elected a new Chair and Vice Chair and welcomed two new directors to its board at its recent annual general meeting. Brian Miller, a Huron County farmer and the poultry industry representative on the board, takes over as Chair of the organization. Don Gordon, who farms in Durham Region and represents Dairy Farmers of Ontario, is the new Vice Chair. 

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  • ALL CAPS

    Commentary by Mike McMorris, LRIC CEO, June 2021: I recently heard a CBC news reporter use the phrase “all caps” to identify people that live to be outraged about one issue or another.

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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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  • Collaborating to tackle the big issues facing livestock farmers

    Ontario Beef Farmer, May 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), commodity organizations like Beef Farmers of Ontario and the research community are increasingly turning to broader research partnerships.

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