Welcome to the Ontario Cereal Industry Research Council!

Cereal value chain research to give your business the competitive edge!

This site is your portal to learn about research funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program Industry-led Research and Development Stream.
OCIRC’s project is called Accelerating Innovation in Winter Wheat Applications Through Protein Conformation Research.

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Troubleshooting & Services

We offer various troubleshooting, analysis & technical services. See how we can help you!


We're involved in the latest breakthroughs in our industry. See what we've been working on!

We Turn Problems Into Solutions

The cereals program research focus at the University of Guelph spans the entire cereal grain market value chain with an emphasis on issues that are of economic importance to Ontario.

Research projects are designed based on the needs of the Ontario cereal industry.

We approach research topics from a holistic standpoint, integrating expertise in plant science and genetics, agronomy, cereal science, sensory science, and nutrition as necessary to generate a more complete understanding of the technical issues facing the cereals industry.

In addition to formal research, we troubleshoot the various technical challenges of milling and processing operations. We also have pilot-scale bakery facilities and analytical equipment to conduct in-depth investigations.


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Our Recent Projects & Publications *

See what we've been up to at the OCIRC! Check out the latest project, publications and exciting news in the field of Cereal Industry Research.

*  Unless mentioned, all materials are copyright Ontario Cereal Industry Research Council, 2020

Meet our Board

Meet the individuals that make the Ontario Cereal Industry Research Council so successful!

Joachim Baur
Joachim Baur
Joachim Baur, Senior Manager Product & Process Innovation, Griffith Foods Ltd. Joachim is a graduate from the University of Toronto,…
Anthony Pracek
Anthony Pracek
OCIRC Chair ,Plant Manager, Ardent Mills Streetsville Anthony obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management at the University of…
Josh Cowan
Josh Cowan
OCIRC Vice-Chair Manager, Research & Innovation with Grain Farmers of Ontario Josh Cowan is responsible for managing the Ontario barley,…
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