• News Articles

    • Growth in the fringe

      Ontario Hog Farmer, October/November 2021: For a long time, alternative protein options have been fringe players in the food world. That’s no longer the case as their popularity has started to grow rapidly, particularly with younger consumers. That’s partially due to market positioning as being “cleaner and healthier” than conventional animal-based products, but they’re also increasingly being promoted as a way to fight climate change.

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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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    • 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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  • Research Scouts

  • Data collection in the barn can help farmers make better decisions

    Published November 24, 2021

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  • Ontario Investing in the Future of the Livestock Sector

    Published November 9, 2021

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  • Understanding the pig gut microbiome will help producers manage their herds

    Published October 27, 2021

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  • U.S. surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

    Published October 20, 2021

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  • Genome editing in farm animals: Chickens and pigs with integrated genetic scissors

    Published October 15, 2021

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  • Researchers map Canadian pig gut microbes

    Published September 15, 2021

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