Feeding growing-finishing pigs with daily tailored diets using precision feeding techniques is an effective approach to reduce nutrient excretion, without compromising pig performance or carcass composition
Dairy and Swine Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Canada
Areas of Expertise
- pig feeding and herd management: digestion and metabolic use of proteins and minerals
- mathematical modelling: digestion and body growth in feeder pigs
- feed formulation
- body composition, carcass conformation and classification systems
- Reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus waste and maximization of gross revenues from feeder pig production using a new numeric method
- Yield comparisons
- Phosphore-CRF, Minimizing the phosphorous excretion of growing-finishing pigs by optimizing phosphorus intake from environmental, economical and animal perspectives.
- Optimization of diets and management of slaughter pig production systems
- Development of a combined premix formulation method to be used in multiphase feeding systems for growing pigs
- Estimation of the cutability and lean content of pig carcasses.
- Development of a method for objective slaughter line evaluation of muscle content in cull cow carcasses to be used in establishing a carcass classification and producer payment system.
- Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, Université Laval
- Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Sherbrooke
- Member, Canadian Society of Animal Science (Canadian Journal of Animal Science)
- Member, American Society of Animal Science
- Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Animal Science
Updated CV 10-Oct-2014
Precision feeding can reduce amino acid requirements of growing pigs