OUR RESEARCH PROGRAMS

The Swine Cluster research program is a main focus of Swine Innovation Porc's activities. These programs are made possible through funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, eight provincial pork organizations, and over 50 additional private partners. 

SINCE 2010: A FEW NUMBERS....
$51MILLION INVESTED IN R&D
+50 PROJECTS
+100 RESEARCHERS
+100 FINANCIAL PARTNERS
+1450 COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES
+20,000 EVENT & CONFERERNCE PARTICIPANTS REACHED
FUNDING BY R&D THEME: 2010-2023

More than 90% of our total funding goes toward R&D activities, including research and all communications and on-farm demonstrations. Here is an overview of funding allocation per theme:

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THE SWINE CLUSTER PROGRAM
SWINE CLUSTER 3
2018-2023

Swine Cluster 3 is the third Canada-wide research and knowledge transfer program that Swine Innovation Porc has built since 2010. This program is designed to :

  • Accelerate the pace of innovation

  • Drive sustainable growth

  • Strengthen competitiveness,

  • Maximize the resilience of the swine sector.

Additional references:

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SWINE CLUSTER 3 BUDGET:
$18.5 million
$12.7 million 
AAFC
$5.8 million
producers & industry
14 PROJECTS
+80 RESEARCHERS
+24 RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
+50 PRIVATE PARTNERS
SWINE CLUSTER 2
2013-2018

This program included a diverse portfolio of research projects and one on-farm demonstration activity that focused on: 

  • Reducing production and feed input costs  

  • Increasing product attributes and prices

  • Enhancing adaptability and sustainability of the swine sector

Additional references:

SWINE CLUSTER 2  BUDGET
$19.7 million
$14.8 million 
AAFC
$4.9 million
producers & industry
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21 PROJECTS
+95 RESEARCHERS
+30 RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
+45 PRIVATE PARTNERS
SWINE CLUSTER 1
2010-2013

The first cluster program focused on:

  • Reducing the cost of production

  • Increasing product differentiation

  • Knowledge and technology transfer

Additional references:

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SWINE CLUSTER 1  BUDGET
$11.7 million
$9.5 million 
AAFC
$4.9 million
producers & industry
$0.5 million
other government partner
14 PROJECTS
+100 RESEARCHERS
+30 RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS
+20 PRIVATE PARTNERS