January 25, 2015

Basic rules of biosecurity concerning the unloading of pigs at a slaughterhouse that has possibly been infected with a new swine enteric coronavirus

Here is a video from CDPQ that shows the biosecurity measures to apply when unloading pigs at a slaughterhouse that may have been contaminated by the PED virus or Porcine Delta Coronavirus (PDCoV).Video (6 min 47 s) (French) Also available in our...

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December 18, 2014

Biosecurity procedures surrounding the truck-to-truck transfer of pigs

This video from CDPQ shows the biosecurity procedures to follow to combat cross-contamination by pathogens, such as PRRS or PED, when transferring pigs from truck to truck.Video (5:58) '(French) Also available in  'our section «' ...

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December 8, 2014

Sows housed in groups: the Quebec experience

In the last few months, a team from CDPQ has documented the process of converting eight farrowing houses, that went from gestation crates to managing pregnant sows in groups. This PPT presentation describes this transition and the results for each...

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December 8, 2014

Biosecurity Protocol – Pig Transport – Vehicle Loading/Unloading: how to use the Rubbermaid® plastic bin

To provide the right information to Quebec''s pork producers on biosecurity measures to take when transporting animals, CDPQ has provided access a video (6 min) from the Manitoba Pork Council. The video shows the biosecurity equipment that drivers...

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November 23, 2014

Enrich the living environment of your animals!

Because of the new Code of Practice, producers are slowly moving towards managing sows in groups. However they will also have to take into account enrichment of the living space for their pigs. This information bulletin and PPT presentation offers you...

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September 29, 2014

Precision Feeding Pays Off!

Study by a team from CDPQ on precision feeding by group according to weight and sex, lowers feed costs by $3.80 per pig. Documents available in our Research Projects section.

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September 4, 2014

SOFTWARE APPLICATION PROGRAM – Nutrient Excretion Calculator

The CDPQ, at the request of the Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, has created an application to estimate, based on the nutrient balance, the excretions of phosphorus and nitrogen in manure. To download the application, click here.

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May 7, 2014

All back issues of écho-PORC now available

Regular readers of écho-PORC know that it contains the latest information on the economic situation as it concerns the swine sector. Plus, on our website, from now on, you can consult back numbers from the last three years. Each week, we deposit the...

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May 2, 2014

Looking for information on PED?

To address the PED threat and reduce the risks of spreading the virus in the Quebec swine herd, the CDPQ is conducting a project with different partners to develop tools and programs to support producers and stakeholders. Among the developed tools, you...

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March 10, 2014

System for gestating sows housed in groups: A Quebec adaptation

A joint project between CDPQ and Jyga Technologies has developed a new feeding and innovative group housing system for pregnant sows. This feeding system provides individualized feeding to sows housed in groups, is easily adaptable to both small and...

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