News

  • 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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  • Two beef animals behind a fence looking at the camera

    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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  • Beef at Guelph will make it easier, faster to access research results

    Ontario Beef, February 2022: A new initiative by the University of Guelph and supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is designed to 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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  • Getting research into practice

    Ontario Beef, December 2021: How to spur more on-farm adoption of research outcomes is an issue the industry has been grappling with. Now, there are efforts underway to try to improve not just how research results get to producers, but also how to encourage change.

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  • Dairy Farmers of Ontario contribute nearly $540,000 to antimicrobial stewardship research

    University of Guelph researchers, who are leaders in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, are receiving more than $3 million from Ontario Research Fund for their projects. Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proud to support Dr. David Kelton in his research into antimicrobial stewardship solutions in the Ontario dairy sector. 

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  • Alternative meat products in the meat case at the grocery store

    Keeping an eye on what's happening in the alternative protein space

    Ontario Beef, October 2021: There has always been a segment of consumers drawn to meat-free diets. Historically, though, that’s been a small part of the total market, with the attraction of meat holding steady. That’s no longer the case.

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  • Kim Schneider in front of grazing beef cattle at Elora Research Station

    Forage and pasture research ramping up in Ontario with new faculty and facilities

    Ontario Beef, August 2021: Forage and pasture research at the University of Guelph is kicking into high gear with pastureland renovation and expansion at the University of Guelph beef research facilities at Elora and the hiring of a new forage and service crops professor.

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  • Collaborating to tackle the big issues facing livestock farmers

    Ontario Beef Farmer, May 2021: Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), commodity organizations like Beef Farmers of Ontario and the research community are increasingly turning to broader research partnerships.

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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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