Current Research at the Ontario Beef Research Centre – New Liskeard

The following is a list of current projects at the Ontario Beef Research Centre – New Liskeard.

These research summaries are a new initiative started in 2020 committed to increasing awareness of the projects being undertaken at the Research Centres. This is not an exhaustive list, but a snapshot of ongoing projects. Note that some projects may remain unlisted if they are protected intellectual property. 

Research Centres are a key part of the research process. While a portion of a project may be completed at a research centre, further analysis can occur after projects have left the facility. The projects listed here are those that are currently underway of have recently completed the research centre portion of the project. 

If you have any questions about ongoing research at the research station please email

Update regarding COVID-19

The Alliance is committed to ensuring the health and safety of staff, animals, researchers and the community. We are following guidance set out by the University of Guelph’s Office of Research with respect to biosecurity and research activities during COVID-19. Please keep in mind the status of projects may change as the response to this pandemic evolves.

Current research studies

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Research summary


  • Investigate how grazing management for pasture can improve yield and nutritional quality for beef cattle;
  • Examine how diverse grazing management strategies affect sustainable beef production by assessing these strategies based on soil health and microbiome, carbon sequestration, pasture production, animal performance, and cost of production.
Benefit to Agri-food Results from this study will help producers make informed decisions about sustainable beef production by providing recommendations about pasture management strategies and how they impact the environment and costs of production.