New pork research barn called a ‘game changer’

Sep 27, 2023

A new $20-million facility is expected to make Ontario a leader in cutting-edge swine research.

“Our industry is poised to undergo significant transformations driven by advancements in technology, changing consumer preferences, sustainability goals, as well as global economic forces,” said John de Bruyn, Ontario Pork chair, at the centre’s grand opening. “The industry’s ability to adapt and innovate will play a crucial role in keeping us competitive in the world market.”

The Ontario Swine Research Centre officially opened Aug. 24 and is part of a cluster of new livestock research facilities at the University of Guelph’s Elora Research Station, including new beef, dairy and swine facilities. A new poultry facility has also been announced.

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