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


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

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.


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

Project Cost:
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)
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