Corn problem 2019: pilot project to evaluate strategies for optimizing the performance of piglets in a context of variable quality corn


Status:
Ongoing

 

Expertise:
Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:
Establishing strategies for optimizing the use of corn according to its quality in order to maintain the zootechnical performance of pigs.

More specifically:
  1. Estimating the nutritional composition of different quality corn;
  2. Carrying out a technical-economic study on the impact using different quality corn in piglets in the nursery under commercial conditions;
  3. Evaluating the digestibility of the nutrients in the batches of corn used in the manufacture of food in a commercial trial environment.

Collaborators:
Marie-Pierre Létourneau Montminy, Frédéric Guay, étudiant de 1er cycle, étudiant de 2e cycle, professionnelle de recherche et Anne Vanasse (Université Laval); Richard Bilodeau (F. Ménard), Dan Bussières (Groupe Cérès) Pierre Lessard (Olymel), Aurélie Moulin (Agri-Marché); les membres du comité sur la nutrition du CDPQ.
Project Cost:
$145,378
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, Agri-Marché, F. Ménard, Groupe Cérès, Sollio Agriculture, l’Université Laval and les membres du Comité nutrition du CDPQ.
Timescale:
December 2019 to June 2021
Project Manager:
Laetitia Cloutier
CDPQ Team:
Patrick Gagnon and agroeconomist