• News Articles

    • Looking sideways can help livestock industry embrace disruptors

      Ontario Hog Farmer, April - May 2022: There are two categories of disruptors facing the livestock sector, and the industry is encouraged to look outside of itself for solutions that will help it be on the right side of coming change. 

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    • Sign in a field showing future home of the Ontario Swine Research Facility

      Collaboration necessary to move research from the lab to the farm

      Ontario Hog Farmer, February 2022: Improving the conversion rate and spurring more adoption of research outcomes is an issue for the entire livestock industry. Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), an umbrella organization for livestock research and innovation in Ontario, is working on improving not just how research results get to producers but also how to encourage change on the farm and in the industry.

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    • Pigs in a barn

      University of Guelph decision support system could predict the next pandemic

      Influenza virus that jumps from pigs or poultry to humans could be catastrophic By Lilian Schaer for Livestock Research Innovation Corporation For Shayan...

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    • 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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  • Research Scouts

  • Pig-human transplants may be a misguided attempt to address the organ shortage

    Published May 10, 2022

    Visit theconversation.com

  • ASF Vaccine Closer to Commercial Availability

    Published April 25, 2022

    Visit www.syngenta.ca

  • Virtual tours offer insights into pig husbandry

    Published March 21, 2022

    Visit www.cabi.org

  • Pig grunts reveal their emotions

    Published March 7, 2022

    Visit news.ku.dk

  • Satellite Imagery Gives Researchers Timeline of When Swine Waste Lagoons Were Built

    Published February 14, 2022

    Visit news.ncsu.edu

  • The cellular response that protects pigs from COVID-19

    Published February 4, 2022

    Visit www.news.iastate.edu