Impact of a feeding strategy using compensatory gain in finishing coupled with the use of by-products and of ractopamine, on the feeding cost and on the meat and fat quality


Status:
Completed

Report (French)
Feature - Porc Québec magazine (French)
 

Expertise:
Management and Economics | Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:

Evaluate the effect of "limit feeding" amino acids, calcium and phosphorus during the swine growth stage using by-product (distillers corn, canola meal, wheat shorts) and ractopamine to lower feed costs. Assess the impact of these strategies on the quality and fat composition of the meat produced.


Collaborators:

Frédéric Guay, Université Laval; Francis Simard, Nutreco Canada AgResearch; Nicolas Lafond, Aliments Breton inc.; CRSAD

Project Cost:
$186,350
Funding Partners:
Conseil pour le développement de l'agriculture du Québec (CDAQ) - Programme canadien d’adaptation agricole; Centre de recherche en sciences animales de Deschambault (CRSAD); Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ); Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc. (CDPQ)
Timescale:
September 2011 to January 2014
Project Manager:
Marie-Pierre Fortier
CDPQ Team:
Vétérinaire pour le suivi des porcs en station; Marie-Pierre Fortier; Audrey Bussières; Technicals advisors