Saturday, October 20, 2018
    

Call for Proposals

Ontario Pork Research Priorities

Research and development that provides knowledge, practices and information to allow the industry to continue to advance is highly valued by Ontario producers.  Their commitment to research is exemplified by their creation and maintenance of the Ontario Pork Research Fund.  Pork producers in the province contribute 10 cents per hog marketed to this fund.


A call for proposals is sent out to Canadian agricultural researchers annually by Ontario Pork.  Proposals are reviewed and selected by the Research Committee which is composed of producers and swine industry consultants.  The Research Committee makes recommendations to the Ontario Pork board of directors on expenditures from the research budget. The recommendations support priorities and outcomes that are responsive and receptive to the needs of pig producers in Ontario.

Ontario Pork and seven other Canadian provinces support Swine Innovation Porc (SIP), a non-profit corporation committed to facilitating research in the Canadian swine sector.  Provincial pork contributions are used to leverage federal government funding allowing large multi-year, multi-facility projects in swine research to be completed.  One quarter of the Ontario Pork Research Fund goes to SIP while the remaining funds are granted through the internal research process.

Research Priority Setting Report - 2018 

OP Research Objective

Ontario Pork recently completed a review of their research priorities and shifted focus from a priorities list to the overarching research objective: “Test potential improvements to swine industry practices”. 

All research projects that align with this overarching objective will be considered, including, but not limited to, swine health, swine welfare, swine nutrition, swine husbandry, swine reproduction, barn design and management, employee health and safety, meat quality and safety, marketing and consumer trends and environmental and economic sustainability. Highest priority is given to projects that demonstrate scientific merit as well as strong identification of the benefit of project results to Ontario pork producers and indication of input or support of a project from swine industry members outside of academia. Specific details on what is expected can be found in the Outline for completion of the Ontario Pork LOI. 


 


 

Timelines for 2018 fall call for research - coming soon 

September 4-5, 2018

 LOIs become accessible on the LRIC system

October 25, 2018

 LOI due by 6pm

week of December 17, 2018

 Researchers notified of LOI outcome

January 24, 2019

 Full proposal due by 6pm on this date for selected LOIs

week of March 4, 2019

 Researcher notified of full proposal outcome


Submission Documents:

Letters of Intent must be completed electronically through the Livestock Research and Innovation Corporation’s (LRIC) application management system. The system can be found at: www.livestockresearch.ca/research/. If you have trouble accessing the LRIC application system, please contact Jean Howden at jhowden@livestockresearch.ca.

Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) 

Guideline for completing LOI

Budget template


For further inquiries, please email at kathy.zurbrigg@ontariopork.on.ca.


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