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ANIMAL NUTRITION

The following page lists animal nutrition projects supported by Swine Innovation Porc since 2010. Click on the fact sheets below to learn more about each project. 

GROWING-FINISHING PIGS

Reducing feed cost and the environmental footprint and enhancing global competitiveness of Canadian pork production:
Subproject: A comparison of key methodologies used to quantify protein quality in mammals: ileal digestibility, indicator amino acid oxidation, and in vitro digestibility

Dan Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre and Kate Shoveller, University of Guelph

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Feeding programs for growing-finishing pigs to enhance global competitiveness: Opportunities across Canada

Ruurd Zijlstra, University of Alberta (et al.)

Status: Completed in 2018.

Novel swine feeding programs to enhance competitiveness and pork differentiation: The Canadian feed & pork value chain

Ruurd Zijlstra, University of Alberta (et al.)

Status: Completed in 2013.

Development of an innovative precision farming system for swine 

Candido Pomar, Sherbrooke Research & Development Centre, AAFC

Status: Completed in 2013.

 
 

PIGLETS

Innovative micronutrient strategies for maximizing piglet’s robustness and performance during the pre- and post-weaning periods

Jérôme Lapointe, Sherbrooke Research & Development Centre, AAFC

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Development of novel feed additives to replace antibiotics and promote pig gut health:
Subproject: Biological roles and efficacy of alkaline phosphatases for improving gut health, growth performance, physiological endpoints and gut microbiome in the weanling pig

Ming Z. Fan, University of Guelph

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Development of novel feed additives to replace antibiotics and promote pig gut health:
Subproject: Use of newly selected probiotic bacteria to control enteric infections and improve gut health and performance of piglets

Chengobo Yang, Joshua Gong, Vahab Varzan

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Strategies to reduce feed costs in the post-weaning period while maintaining optimal performance and health:
Subproject: Examination of the effectiveness of provision of functional amino acids to enhance pig robustness

Dan Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre and Martin Nyachoti, University of Manitoba

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Strategies to reduce feed costs in the post-weaning period while maintaining optimal performance and health:
Subproject: Strategies for detoxifying vomitoxin (DON) using innovative chemical and biological approaches in post-weaning piglets

Chengbo Yang, University of Manitoba and Joshua Gong, Guelph Research & Development Centre, AAFC

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Strategies to reduce feed costs in the post-weaning period while maintaining optimal performance and health:
Subproject
: Pulse grains and organic acids to control growth performance and health of young pigs

Ruurd Zijlstra, University of Alberta

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Towards a new feeding approach of neonatal and weanling piglet for optimizing nutritional status, immunity and microbiota and minimizing the use of antibiotics

Frédéric Guay, Laval University & Martin Lessard, Sherbrooke Research & Development Centre, AAFC

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Innovative piglet management strategies for optimum performance up to slaughter weight and profitable pork production

Andrew Van Kessel, University of Saksatchewan (et al.)

Status: Completed in 2018.

Efficacy of feed additives to mitigate the negative impacts of mycotoxin contaminated feed on performance and health of piglets

Frédéric Guay, Martin Lessard, Younès Chorfi

Status: Completed in 2013.

 

SOWS AND GILTS

New feeding and management strategies for replacement gilts that will maximize future milk yield

Chantal Farmer, Sherbrooke Research & Development Centre, AAFC

Status: Ongoing. Results expected in 2023.

Feeding organic minerals in the growing, gestation and lactation periods: effects on milk quality and litter performance

Chantal Farmer, Sherbrooke Research & Development Centre, AAFC

Status: Completed in 2018.

Increasing sow milk yield and piglet growth via low-cost feeding and management strategies during gestation and/or lactation

Denise Beaulieu, University of Saskatchewan & Chantal Farmer, AAFC Sherbrooke

Status: Completed in 2018.

Novel nutritional strategies for optimum sow and piglet productivity

Martin Lessard, Kees de Lange, Ron Ball

Status: Completed in 2013.

MYCOTOXINS

Mycotoxins contents evaluations of corn hybrids adapted to Quebec growth conditions 

Gilles Tremblay and Sylvie Rioux, Centre de recherche sur les grains

Status: Completed in 2013.