• News Articles

    • 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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  • Research Scouts

  • Researchers map Canadian pig gut microbes

    Published September 15, 2021

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  • These two farming methods can feed the planet and help the environment — but they need to get along

    Published September 9, 2021

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  • Male piglets less resilient to stress when sows get sick during pregnancy

    Published July 13, 2021

    Visit www.igb.illinois.edu

  • How many pigs within a group need to be sick to lead to a diagnostic change in the group’s behavior?

    Published June 25, 2021

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  • People prefer ‘natural’ strategies to reduce atmospheric carbon

    Published June 1, 2021

    Visit news.cornell.edu

  • Despite their ‘superpowers,’ COVID and African swine fever rely on humans to spread

    Published May 31, 2021

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