Bone densitometry: an agronomic performance assessment tool for sustainable pig and poultry production


Features - Porc Québec, June 2021 (French)

Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:
Disseminate and promote the advantages of the tool for estimating the fat, lean and mineral composition of pigs, chickens and eggs using a bone densitometer and prediction equations developed by Université Laval to transform its components into nutrients of interest that are proteins, lipids, calcium and phosphorus.

CRSAD; Université Laval
Project Cost:
Funding Partners:
This project is funded through the Innov'Action agroalimentaire Program, under the Canadian Partnership for Agriculture, an agreement between the governments of Canada and Quebec, Université Laval, CRSAD and le Centre de développement du Porc du Québec.
December 2020 to May 2022
Project Manager:
Laetitia Cloutier
CDPQ Team:
Nathalie Plourde