• You get what you pay for

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris, June 2022: I have heard industry, funding agencies and even researchers say that we need more cross sector (beef, sheep, etc) research. That makes sense; to date though, the record shows that available funding tends to be awarded to sector-specific projects.

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  • Reporting on what matters – the need for balance in the livestock sector

    Ontario Beef, May 2022: A statement many people in the agriculture sector have heard a lot in recent years is “you have to tell your story, or someone will tell it for you.”  When it comes to climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and the environment, the livestock story is definitely being told – but much as they might try, it’s not by the industry itself. 

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  • News release: LRIC names Early Career Research Award recipients

    June 13, 2022: Three researchers from the University of Guelph are sharing the first-ever Early Career Research Award, announced by Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), with each receiving $25,000 towards their innovative research programs.

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    Bringing a balanced GHG story to the table

    Canadian Poultry, June 2022: There’s no doubt that livestock production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, but it also produces highly nutritious food and supports carbon sequestration and biodiversity, and its by-products are widely used in many applications world-wide. 

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  • Training coming down the track

    The colour of the train

    CEO Commentary by Mike McMorris, May 2022: I recently read an article questioning whether or not you can trust a “pro-beef” professor. The author asks, can you trust him to provide unbiased research results?

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  • Industry needs to “look sideways” for solutions to big issues

    Canadian Poultry, May 2022: “In agriculture, we are very good at talking to ourselves, but we need to widen the blinkers, take in what others are doing and listen to the experiences of other organizations and what they are doing," says Brian Lindsay, Director for the Dairy Sustainability Framework and UK-based owner of a global consultancy focused on sustainable food systems.

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  • Do livestock fit into Ontario’s future?

    CEO commentary by Mike McMorris, April 2022: On a recent morning, I read two articles that present drastically different visions of agriculture in Ontario, one short-term and one long-term.

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  • Getting research into practice

    Milk Producer, January 2022: There’s no shortage of research happening in the livestock industry in Canada and around the world, particularly related to dairy. A lot of research, though - and some would argue the majority - never actually makes that jump to on-farm implementation. 

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    New website will make it easier, faster to access research results

    Ontario Beef Farmer, Spring-Summer 2022: A new initiative will make it easier for the beef industry to get research results into the hands of producers and others in the industry who can use them.

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