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Frédéric Fortin, Agr., M.Sc.
Responsible - Genetics

Tel. 418 650-2440 ext. 4310
Cell. 581 995-6207
Email: ffortin@cdpq.ca


A team of experts in genetics provides input in the development of strategies and tools focusing on improving the genetic potential of swine herds.

Main services offered 
  • Analysis and development of strategies related to genetic improvement
  • Evaluation of the conformation of breeding animals
  • Evaluation of the genetic potential of animals for selection purposes and development of selection indexes
  • Monitoring animal performance and development of databases
  • Development of mating plans in order to select breeding stock
*Services are available for the following animal species: pigs, sheep and cattle

For more information, please see this document, which lists our main services by field of expertise



This program allows breeders in Quebec wanting to specialize in theproduction of breeding stock (breeders and multipliers) to improve the genetic potential ofpurebred animals and produce superior breeding stock. The basis of this program is thatfarmers who are members of this Program can count on measurements form certifiedtechnicians, have access to genetic expertise, technical support as well as a nationaldatabase.

For more than 30 years, this program has enabled farmers to reduce back fat in pork by nearly8 mm, in response to consumer demand. Nowadays, the increasingly present issue of productdifferentiation arouses a particular interest in meat quality traits such as marbling.

In a highly competitive business context, the program aims to further improve othereconomically important traits such as growth traits, feed conversion and maternal traits.