A brand-new poultry research center in Elora will receive $13.5 million in funding from the government of Ontario. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Government of Ontario, the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO), and the four boards of the province’s poultry industry to invest in the new Ontario Poultry Research Centre to advance research and encourage innovation in the poultry industry.
“As a component of the Develop Ontario System, our administration is centered around improving our examination and development capacities across the agri-food area,” said Lisa Thompson, Clergyman of Farming, Food and Rustic Undertakings. ” This exploration community will, once finished furnish our poultry industry with the instruments, and the information to remain cutthroat, while making position, developing the economy and guaranteeing inventory network security.”
Ontario-drove agri-food research directed at this office will uphold creature government assistance, multiplication, and nourishment, as well as meat quality and security. In order to encourage the adoption of novel animal and on-farm production practices that are safer, healthier, and more effective, the findings will be shared with poultry farmers and the wider poultry industry.
The cutting-edge research and cutting-edge technologies that will be housed on-site will benefit Ontario’s poultry industry, which includes over 1,200 producers of chicken, turkey, and eggs across the province. Construction on the new center is expected to begin in 2024 and be finished by 2026.
The government of Ontario is prioritizing made-in-Ontario research and innovation by investing in the province’s research infrastructure, which helps businesses grow, creates jobs, and strengthens the economy.