This could be very shortly summarized by ‘’Start high and increase fast’’.
Director of the Swine Technology Application, Nutreco Canada Agresearch. Canada
- Born and raised on a dairy farm in Saint-Fabien de Rimouski (Québec).
- Graduated at Laval University (Québec City) as B.Sc. (Animal Science - 1983) and M.Sc. (Swine Nutrition -1986).
- Began employment with Shur-Gain in January of 1986 as Swine Specialist, supporting technically Shur-Gain and dealer’s sales rep’s by working with various production systems and analyzing performance results. Gradually took more responsibilities as a nutritionist by performing the formulation for clients.
- In 1993, took over the position of Swine Nutrition Manager for Shur-Gain Québec; responsible for costumer services, product development, quality control, R&D activities in Québec, technical training of new sales rep’s, performance compilation of the results of clients as benchmark, training of any new swine nutritionist as well as personally servicing some key accounts.
- June of 2006, was appointed as Director of Swine Technology Application (Nutreco Canada Agresearch) for all regions of Canada; being in charge of Technology Transfer of Swine Innovations, training program (Swine Nutrition Advisor), supporting key/strategic clients and being Chairman of Nutreco Canada Swine Council. During 2009-10, I was actively involved into the adaptation, the training process and the launch of a swine growth model (Watson 2.0) in the European market (Hendrix UTD (Netherlands) and I’ll begin the same process this year with Nanta (Spain).
- Have been actively involved in many aspects of Quebec swine industry as members of various technical committees and invited speaker (also outside of Québec). Have been nominated ‘’Personality of the year’’ at 2005 Québec Pork Congress in recognition of the quality of my contribution to the Quebec Swine Industry.
Updated CV 25-Jun-2012
Today sows have a milk production of 8-12 liters/day or more. The challenge of feeding the lactating sow is not new and improvement to the genetic potential of lean and prolific dam lines make this issue of critical importance for any breeding herd.