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2012-2013: Canadian Swine Research Lead User Project

Project Leader

  • Helen Thoday, Prairie Swine Centre

Project Objective

The objective of the Lead User Project was to build upon the Swine Cluster 1 research program by increasing the adoption of new technologies. This program was designed to enhance the competitiveness and differentiation of the pork industry throughout Canada.

Summary of the Project

The Canadian Swine Research Lead User Project includes the following 4 sub-projects:

  • Development of novel feeding strategies
  • Assessing sow lameness, longevity and temperament
  • Water sprinkling during transport
  • Non penetrating captive bolt for euthanasia


The results of this project can be found in the Final Report below. 

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Financial Partners for the Lead User Program
Funding for this project was provided in part through Industry Councils from Saskatchewan, Québec, Ontario and Alberta who deliver the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.