• 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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  • Plant-based doesn't mean healthier

    Canadian Poultry, July/August 2023: New research from the University of Guelph shows that how the body digests food is as important as what it’s made of. A piece of plant-based chicken might look and taste like chicken, but that doesn’t mean it has the same impact on the human body as the real thing. 

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  • New approaches to calf nutrition

    Calf Care Corner, August 2023: There is a strong relationship between health and growth in a calf’s early life and that animal’s total lifetime production. This means what happens to a calf in its first few hours and days is extremely critical, particularly what it is fed. 

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  • She created a better future

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris: Like most, I was shocked to hear of the passing of Jean Szkotnicki. She simply seemed too great a force to be taken. 

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