Development of an ultrasonic measurement accreditation program for sheep



Meat Quality and Technical Services

Aim / objectives:
The main objective of the project is to develop an accreditation program in sheep, in order to establish standards when taking ultrasound measurements and acquiring data intended for the GenOvis genetic program.

The secondary objectives are:
  • To measure the effect of the presence and type of wool on the quality of ultrasonic measurements;
  • To assess the effectiveness of different probes available for measurements in sheep.

Léda Villeneuve et Marie-Claude l’Italien (CEPOQ), Cathy Michaud et Johanne Cameron (SEMRPQ), éleveurs ovins et un abattoir.
Project Cost:
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, le CEPOQ, la SEMRPQ, les éleveurs ovins, un abattoir and le Centre de développement du porc du Québec.
November 2019 to November 2021
Project Manager:
Marie-Pierre Fortier
CDPQ Team:
Frédéric Fortin et équipe de conseillers techniques