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Start Off for the CDPQ Research and Training Maternity Barn!

Author(s) : M. Archambault (Collaboration of F. Pouliot)
Expertise : Building and livestock management

The first gilts arrived on December 28th, 2020. The first litters are planned for the end of May. Welcome to the very recent maternity unit of the Centre de développement du porc du Québec (CDPQ), where the animals will constantly be under observation for research and breeding management, dissected for the training of future pig labourers.
(Document in French only)
2021  |  Distribution: Porc Québec  |  More

Solution to reduce the risks associated with the use of needles

Author(s) : M.P. Fortier and M.C. Gariépy
Expertise : Meat Quality and Technical Services

In pig production, vaccines and treatments are traditionally administered with a syringe and needle intramuscularly. This method is the most widespread, in particular because it is inexpensive and easily adaptable.
(Document in French only)
2021  |  Distribution: Porc Québec  |  More

Classified Information: The Great Canadian Pork Sort

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Meat Quality and Technical Services

Researchers are more comfortable with the sorting process, and understand the need for such a system in regard to Canadian pork. Making that system a reality is the goal of the project “Classifying Canadian pork based on quality attributes”.
2021  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Swine influenza: possible actions in Quebec

Author(s) : C. Klopfenstein and M.C. Poulin
Expertise : Health and biosecurity

What are the possible actions at the provincial level, in terms of sequencing and vaccines, that would allow the development of more effective tools to manage swine flu more efficiently and its consequences on pig farms in Quebec?
(Document in French only)
2020  |  Distribution: Porc Québec  |  More

Best Practices: How Do You Measure Up?

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Building and livestock management

Just when you think you have all the answers, someone changes the questions. That’s true of the rapidly evolving pork business, where keeping up on the latest practices and strategies is a must. To support producers in that effort, an audit of on-farm best management practices at 24 Canadian farms was carried out in 2017. The audits were one of five pillars in the project “From Innovation to Adoption: On-farm Demonstration of Swine Research” conducted by CDPQ and Prairie Swine Centre, and funded by Swine Innovation Porc.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

The Deschambault swine testing station, a tool for the pig industry!

Author(s) : P. Gagnon et al.
Expertise : Research and Development

The use of new technologies combined with the collection of performance and precision measurements are now at the heart of the various research projects carried out at the Deschambault swine testing station, thus continuing to support the pig industry since its establishment.
(Document in French only)
2020  |  Distribution: Porc Québec  |  More

Does corn quality influence pig growth performance?

Author(s) : L. Cloutier et al.
Expertise : Feeding and animal nutrition

Corn is the main ingredient used in grower pig feed in Quebec. The 2019 corn harvest was catastrophic, due to an unprecedented weather cocktail: late spring, very dry summer, torrential rains, high winds and an early arrival of snow. This led to a harvest before optimal grain maturity and very high humidity levels. Such conditions have forced producers to dry their grains in dryers in order to reduce moisture. All of these conditions inevitably affected the quality of the corn.
(Document in French only)
2020  |  Distribution: Porc Québec  |  More

Move Over Multi-Vitamins and Supplements: Here Comes Carnosine

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Feeding and animal nutrition | Meat Quality and Technical Services

Current research on the benefits of carnosine for pork and people suggests it might be a good idea moving forward.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Some Audits are a Good Thing…Really!

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Building and livestock management

A tax audit may be even less welcome than PEDv, but some audits are better than others. For pork producers, the good kind is an audit of on-farm best management practices conducted in 2017 at 24 farms across Canada. The audits were one of five pillars in the project “From Innovation to Adop-tion: On-farm Demonstration of Swine Research”.
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More

Truck Wash Project Aims to End Bioinsecurity

Author(s) : G. Geddes
Expertise : Health and biosecurity

They say that "cleanliness is next to godliness", but for trailers hauling hundreds of hogs, it can be next to impossible. Since "dirty" and "diseased" often go hand in hand, science is targeting these trailers as part of the project "Improved Biosecurity in the Canadian Swine Transport Industry – Phase 3".
2020  |  Distribution: Swine Innovation Porc  |  More
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