Technical-economic study of precision feeding in the lactating sow


Status:
Ongoing

 

Expertise:
Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:
Evaluate, by simulation, the effect of precision feeding on the cost of feeding and the nutritional intake of lactating sows compared to conventional feeding.

More specifically:
  1. Assess the nutritional impact of precision feeding;
  2. Assess the impact of precision feeding on the cost of feeding;
  3. Assess the impact of precision feeding on environmental releases;
  4. Evaluate the most promising feeding strategies for commercial application in the short and medium term.

Collaborators:
Jean-Yves Dourmad (INRA), Raphaël Gauthier (étudiant au doctorat, INRA), Frédéric Guay (Université Laval) et membres du comité sur la nutrition du CDPQ.
 
Project Cost:
$49,436
Funding Partners:
Financial support for this project has been provided through the Programme de développement sectoriel within the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec, Hylife, l’INRA, l’Université Laval and les compagnies d’alimentation animale participant au projet.
Timescale:
October 2019 to November 2020
Project Manager:
Laetitia Cloutier
CDPQ Team:
Patrick Gagnon and Geneviève Berthiaume