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mission, vision




Optimize research, innovation and knowledge transfer to grow a successful and sustainablepork sector.



A key reference and partner of choice for the thriving of the Quebec and Canadian swine industry.


  • Excellence
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Transparency


The Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc. (CDPQ) is a non-profit corporation.Founded in 1992, CDPQ was created under the initiative of the ministère de l’Agriculture, desPêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) in order to manage programs related togenetics, health, herd analysis as well as commercial pig evaluation trials.
Although initially created to manage MAPAQ programs related to pig production, CDPQ is todaya multidisciplinary center of expertise which, through its services, its knowledge transferactivities and its involvement in several research and development projects, contributes tothe dynamism of the entire Quebec pork industry. Through the various committees it managesand its multiple collaborators and business partners, CDPQ also plays a consultative orcoordinating role with a large number of industry players, facilitating, among other things, theimplementation of collective initiatives.
The team is composed of an average of 45 employees and the projects carried out are subjectto multiple analyses from our different areas of expertise, namely:
  • Analyzing and Evaluating Data (contributes to all of our projects and services)
  • Building and Livestock Management
  • Feeding and Animal Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Health and Biosecurity
  • Management and Economics
  • Meat Quality and Technical Services (including ultrasound or other technicalmeasurements on live animals of different species (e.g. pork, beef, sheep, etc.))

Working groups made up of experts from the swine sector are also formed on a regular basis oras needed to support the development of the various fields of activity in which CDPQ is active.

For more information about areas of expertises



Our strategic plan was updated for the 2019–2024 period.

In addition to an update on our mission, vision and values, 3 main areas of focus have been identified:
  • Fully exercise a consultative role among stakeholders in the pork sector
  • Develop expertise and offer cutting-edge services to promote innovation
  • Highlight CDPQ’s neutrality and transparency

Each of these major focus areas is broken down into several objectives, all linked to concreteaction plans. For more details, see the following documents (in french only):