• Young broiler chickens feeding

    Poultry and the future of food

    Canadian Poultry, December 2022: Given the many pressures facing livestock and poultry producers today, from climate change challenges to animal-free meat and eggs, will food production in the future still include animals? Definitely, according to Dr. Vaughn Holder from Alltech.

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  • Living long and healthy with whole foods

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris: One thing you can do to positively affect the lifespan of your kids, and yourself, is to eat whole foods - and research shows livestock products have a good story to tell here.

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  • When animals die on the farm

    Ontario Farmer, Nov 15, 2022: Deadstock is an unfortunate reality on-farm, but so are on-going challenges in accessing practical and viable solutions for handling and disposing of animals that die unexpectedly on the farm.

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  • Getting research into practice

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris: Farmer feedback gathered through several current initiatives suggest that we need to be doing a better job of getting research into practice (GRIP), but how to start?

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  • Future of global food security depends on livestock

    Ontario Beef, October 2022: Given the many pressures facing the livestock industry today, it can sometimes be easy to wonder whether the future of food production in the world will include animals. Absolutely, says Dr. Vaughn Holder, Research Project Manager in Beef Nutrition at Alltech.

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  • And the Nobel Prize goes to…

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris - I’ve never paid much attention to Nobel Prize winners until this year. There are six categories for Nobel Prizes, but wouldn't it be cool if there was a Nobel Prize for agriculture?

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  • cattle grazing at sun down

    Livestock, climate and a context embargo

    Farmtario, August 23, 2022: I recently heard the phrase “we are living under a context embargo” and thought it was a great way to summarize the current desire by many to focus like a laser but at the expense of understanding the bigger picture.

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  • If I had a million dollars

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris - Every year, many organizations (producer groups, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs and others) establish research priorities. They all struggle to balance the number of priorities with available funds.

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  • How we can do a better job at getting research results into practice

    Milk Producer, Late Summer 2022: Most livestock producers, through their service fees or checkoffs, support research in their respective sectors – but there is general agreement that more needs to be done to ensure the outcomes of that research are ultimately used on the farm. 

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