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August Newsletter 2023
Coverage of NCLE scholarship, seminar featuring Dr. Tim McAllister and update on the Prairie Crop and Soils Research Faculty
Role of cattle in preserving carbon stocks and biodiversity
A presentation with Dr. Tim McAllister
A special seminar co-presented by the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment and the Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba.
Cattle Country: Sustainable Agriculture – Exploring Net Zero, Indigenous Agriculture, Biodiversity
More than 300 researchers, farmers, policy makers, and industry representatives attended the 9th Annual Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture Virtual Conference held March 7-9th 2023
Implementing the Strategy: Manitoba's Animal Protein Industry
The Manitoba Protein Advantage Strategy is being implemented through Project Aspire, and across Manitoba’s Protein Industry.
May Newsletter 2023
Coverage of the 9th Annual Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture Conference.
Cattle Country: Manitoba’s Agricultural Crown Grazing Lands - Assessing Potential for Growing the Beef Industry
Researchers with the Department of Animal Science at the University of Manitoba have taken a closer look at the current productivity of agricultural Crown lands (ACL) in Manitoba for grazing.
Read more in the Cattle Country article.
Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture Virtual Conference 2023
Video recordings from this online conference are now available. Watch them here.
Be sure to check out the videos from the graduate student competition!
Manitoba Co-operator: Livestock research gains higher profile in province
A recent update to the website for the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment has a central goal of engaging producers more effectively.
Read more in the Manitoba Co-operator article.
November 2022 Newsletter
Learn why NCLE research resonates with high school students and teachers
The July 2022 NCLE newsletter
Hot topics include a new scholarship and the recent Sustainability of Canadian Agriculture conference.
Exploring genetic selection for feed efficiency
Profitable, cost-effective swine production requires healthy animals, higher performance, increased feed efficiency and making the best use of available nutrients.
The NCLE difference
What we offer
Multidisciplinary, collaborative approach
NCLE’s strength is its ability to bring together experts from multiple disciplines to study the complex and far-reaching impacts of on-farm practices. Through these collaborations, researchers address issues from the molecular to the landscape level, taking into account the economic, environmental, health, quality and social effects of different production practices. The result is resilient, actionable solutions that are much more attuned to the real-world challenges faced by livestock producers and the larger agricultural sector.
NCLE is one of the few research centres in Canada to use this approach successfully. Since the centre’s establishment in 2007, research teams have fostered a mindset that helps diverse disciplines work together more effectively as they explore both the individual components of a solution and the combined outcomes. NCLE has also built strong relationships with funders and collaborators from across the value chain, from farmer to retailer.
Unique training opportunities for students
NCLE's approach leads naturally to co-supervision of undergraduate and graduate students from many university departments. By participating in NCLE research projects, students gain exposure to how systems operate, their complexities and their potential, working across a multidisciplinary setting. They become integral members of research teams involving scientists, fellow students, corporate partners and agricultural organizations.
For students, involvement with NCLE is a rare opportunity to experience the whole-system approach to research while preparing for real-world application of their acquired skills. For NCLE, these mentoring arrangements are a way of strengthening the investigation of sustainable farming solutions while empowering young generations to move these solutions forward.
Sharing research benefits
NCLE is a national leader in providing unbiased, integrated, and transformative science-based information in support of a sustainable farm sector. NCLE researchers work with farm sector organizations to transform research findings into practical decision-making guidelines. The centre also provides learning opportunities for producers, researchers and decision-makers through a variety of in person and virtual events.