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The Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc. (CDPQ) is a centre of expertise that contributes to the vitality of the Quebec pork sector through its services, knowledge transfer activities and involvement in several research and development projects.

Get tools to make better farming decisions
  • Software Apllication Program - Nutrient excretion calculator : Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec (the Quebec pork producers...>>

  • $imule-PRRS : The $imul–PRRS spreadsheet aims to provide an estimate...>>

  • $imul-Lysine : $imul-Lysine is a practical implement designed specifically for...>>

  • $imul-Grading : $imul-Grading enables users to simulate the impact on market...>>

  • Tool Box – Start a PRRS ARC&E Project : Do you want to start a PRRS virus Area Regional Control and...>>

  • $imul-Lot : Techno-economic simulation of shipments of pigs and pig grading...>>

  • Analysis Tool – Effectiveness of New or Existing Loading Facility : Note: available in French only   CDPQ developed a...>>

  • Reconciliation Tool – Purchased Feedstuffs and On-Farm Manufactured Feed : This calculation tool helps reconcile the purchases of basic...>>

  • Energy Efficiency: a Tool to Assess your Costs : CDPQ developed this on-farm audit method, to facilitate...>>

  • On-Farm Biogas - Guide : This guide is intended to provide a decision support tool for use...>>

  • Opti-Weight: Software for Slaughter Weight Assessment : Opti-weight aims to help producers and advisors assess the impact...>>

  • Tool for Adjusting Performances in the Growing/Finishing Phase : This web-based tool will help you adjust feed conversion and...>>

  • Suggested Matings : The suggested matings software is a selection tool to facilitate...>>

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Check out our research projects
  • Evaluation of the different technologies available for the needle-free injection of treatments in pig production>>

  • Development of communication tools for taking ultrasound measurements in cattle>>

  • Establishing a reference center for pig and poultry feeding>>

  • Evaluating the impact of different drinking equipment on water waste, growth performance, and the drinking behavior of growing/finishing...>>

  • Method for evaluating filter capture efficiency based on the loss of viability of pathogenic agents>>

  • Optimize management strategies for gestating group-housed sows using free access ESF systems >>

  • Evaluating water wastage as per various drinking systems and the study of drinking behavior of gestating group-housed sows>>

  • Evaluate the influence of the layout of growing-finishing units for large groups>>

  • Evaluation of various equipment used for taking ultrasound measurements on live animals>>

  • Overview and overall survey of carcass grading within the québec pork industry>>

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Watch our activities
Paris, February 6-7, 2018
The CDPQ participates in the Swine Research days in Paris - The 50th Swine Research days (JRP) were held this year, coorganized by the IFIP and INRA. This annual conference, involving all actors of the swine research and development industry, was held on Fe... >>
Dublin, Irlande, June 7-10, 2016
24th International Pig Veterinary Congress - Posters availables - Michel Morin and Christian Klopfenstein have participated at the event with 2 posters:  Economic Analysis of PRRS Resistant Dam Line: Resistance or Performance ?   Collaborati... >>
Des Moines, Iowa, March 16-18 2015
American Society of Animal Science – Midwest Meeting - Poster Session - This is the poster a team from CDPQ presented at the ASAS. Cloutier, L. (on-site presenter), Berthiaume, G., Rivest, J. and M. Morin. 2015. Effect of a precision feeding strategy ap... >>
Paris, February 3-4 2015
Journées de la recherche porcine (Swine Research Days) - Poster available - This is the poster that a team from CDPQ delivered at the Journées de la recherche porcine. Rivest, J., Labrecque, J., Roy, M., Ricard, M.A. and F. Fortin. 2015. Individual water consumption syste... >>

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May 1, 2020
Important Notice on COVID-19 Reopening of certain services to agricultural producers from May 4. Dear...>>
November 15, 2018
Influence of the layout of growing-finishing units with sorting scales for large groups on pig behaviour and performance Livestock farming methods are evolving rapidly (e.g. heavier finisher pigs, scarce labor, and emphasis on animal...>>
November 15, 2018
Evaluation of equipment for ultrasound measurements in live animals - The results! Ultrasound technology is widely used in breeding programs to measure backfat thickness, muscle depth, and...>>

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