Impact of precision feeding and the “bump feeding” strategy during gestation on performance, productivity and longevity of sows


Status:
Ongoing

 

Expertise:
Feeding and animal nutrition

Aim / objectives:
Evaluate the impact of group feeding strategies during gestation, namely "bump feeding" and precision feeding, according to gestation stage and parity, on the performance and longevity of sows monitored from their first parity.

Collaborators:
Agri-Marché; Ajinomoto Europe Animal Nutrition; Groupe Cérès; INRAe; Olymel; Trouw Nutrition; Université Laval
Project Cost:
$512,359
Funding Partners:
This project is funded through the Innov'Action agroalimentaire Program, under the Canadian Partnership for Agriculture, an agreement between the governments of Canada and Quebec, Ajinomoto Europe Animal Nutrition, Agri-Marché, Groupe Cérès, l’INRAe, Olymel SEC, Trouw Nutrition, l’Université Laval et le Centre de développement du Porc du Québec.
Timescale:
January 2021 to April 2024
Project Manager:
Patrick Gagnon, primary researcher and analyst; Laetitia Cloutier, project manager
CDPQ Team:
Project leader; agroeconomist; technicians and Farm Laborer