Optimization of nitrogen use in pigs and broilers for sustainable production

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Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:
Reduce the crude protein content of feed for pigs and broilers by adjusting the intake of essential amino acids as needed, thereby reducing nitrogen excretion and the associated environmental impacts.

Different strategies for reducing crude protein intake will be tested in pigs and broiler chickens and the environmental impact will be assessed by carrying out life cycle analyses of these same strategies in the Canadian context.

Scientific officer:

Marie-Pierre Létourneau Montminy, Université Laval
Other collaborators:
  • Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Europe; Centre de recherche et de développement de Sherbrooke, AAC; CRSAD; Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; INRAe; IRDA; Olymel SEC; Université Laval
Project Cost:
Funding Partners:
This project is funded in part through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriScience Program as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector.
Thank you to the other financial partners: Ajinomoto Animale Nutrition Europe, Centre de recherche en sciences animales de Deschambault, Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement, Olymel and le Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc.
August 2020 to March 2023
Project Manager:
Laetitia Cloutier