Evaluation of various equipment used for taking ultrasound measurements on live animals


Final report (in French)
Review (in French)
Fact sheets (in French):
Back Fat Meter
WED 3000

Meat Quality and Technical Services

Aim / objectives:

Evaluate the potential for the application of various available devices for ultrasound measurement of live animals.

  • Identify currently available devices demonstrating the best potential for ultrasound measurement;
  • Evaluate the selected devices on animals from a MOPORC research farm;
  • Develop expertise and data that will act as a reference for various livestock sectors, such as pig, sheep, bovine, etc .;
  • Evaluate the ease of adoption by stakeholders.

Laurence Maignel, M. Sc., geneticist, Centre canadien pour l’amélioration des porcs inc., Camille Moore, m.v., MOPORC inc. 
Funding Partners:
Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) - Programme de développement sectoriel, Volet 3 - Appui à l’innovation en réponse à des enjeux sectoriels prioritaires, dans le cadre de Cultivons l'avenir 2, une initiative fédérale-provinciale-territoriale; Ferme de recherche de MOPORC inc.; Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc.; Centre canadien pour l’amélioration des porcs inc.
Project Manager:
Marie-Pierre Fortier
CDPQ Team:
Frédéric Fortin; Patrick Gagnon; Raymond Deshaies; Israël Michaud