A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DESCHAMBAULT SWINE TEST STATION


Deschambault swine test station was built in 1994 and is owned by CDPQ. It is a 360 place, All-in-All-out, nursery-to-finishing facility.

It is known for an individualized feeding system in particular, as well as for taking meat quality measurements at the slaughterhouse. Recently it also added an individual watering system to the existing facilities.

Originally, the station conducted research mainly on genetic improvement and comparison of pig lines. Today however, it runs several complementary projects simultaneously with each batch of pigs that involve various fields of expertise, according to the different needs of the pork industry.

To date, 38 tests have been completed, which have made a significant contribution to the development of the swine industry. A single test comprises one batch of pigs raised from nursery (weaning) until they go to the slaughterhouse at the end of the finishing period.


RESULTS FROM TRIALS


List of all trials (In French)
 
Trials 36-37

Solutions for controlling boar taint in Canadian pork meat


Features - Porc Québec - Finding solutions to control boar taint in pork meat
Trials 32-33

Evaluation of terminal lines

Protocol
Report
Results Presentation
Feature - Porc Québec magazine

Trials 31

Production of highly marbled Canadian pork by combining new technologies, quantitative selection and feeding

Protocol

Trials 29-30

Study on the interaction between genetic patterns and feed types to Identify strategies for Improving hog farm profitability

Protocol
Report
Feature - Porc Québec magazine

Report - Economic
Trials 27-28

Assessment of the potential of genomics for improving swine genetics

Protocol
Report

Feature - Le Bulletin des agriculteurs (French)
Trials 25-26

Evaluation of sire lines (G Performer and Shade Oak Duroc) and maternal lines (F1 SEPQ and Fertilis 25)

Protocol
Report
Results Presentation
Feature - Porc Québec magazine

Trials 23-24

Evaluation of the terminal lines: DUROC, PIC 280 and ROCK-Y

Protocol
Report
Results Presentation
Feature - Porc Québec magazine

Trials 21-22

Evaluation of the terminal lines: DUROC SOGÉPORC, EB5®, GENEX DUROC and QBX™

Protocol
Report
Results Presentation
Feature - Porc Québec magazine

Trials 19-20

Evaluation of the terminal lines: DUROC, P76, PIC 337, VIVANDA 300

Protocol
Report
Results Presentation
Feature - Porc Québec magazine