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Swine Innovation Porc

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Swine Innovation Porc is a multi-year $9.6 million program established within the Growing Canadian Agri-Innovation Program to address the research questions of the pork industry.

The objectives of Swine Innovation Porc are to facilitate research, technology transfer and commercialization initiatives designed to enhance the competitiveness and differentiation of Canada’s pork industry.

The Swine Innovation Research program consists of 14 research projects in which 10 focus directly on increasing revenue or decreasing the cost of production, 4 focus on product differentiation, and 3 technology transfer initiatives.

It is truly a collaborative project involving the coordination of 22 private partners, 100 researchers, 14 universities, and 13 research centres (16 organizations throughout Canada). Prairie Swine Centre and CDPQ have been given the task of developing a coordinated technology transfer program that effectively delivers the research results to pork producers and the industry.

 

Benefits to the Producer

The ultimate goal of Swine Innovation Porc is to ensure adoption of research results in the Canadian pork industry, and ensure measurable results by the completion of the funding agreement (March 2013)..  This will happen in a number of ways including the translation of research results in both official languages, and the development of a lead users program (demonstration farms) that would implement new technologies or management strategies developed through Swine Innovation Porc.  Research projects have identified short, intermediate and long term benefits to the Canadian pork industry in the areas of swine nutrition, genetic improvement, animal welfare and environmental and engineering management.

 

Publications

Research Papers

R. Ball. Save $ with New Feeding Standards for Sows

S. Moehn, D. Franco, C. Levesque, R. Samuel and R. Ball. Phase feeding for pregnant sows

S. Moehn, D. Franco, C. Levesque, R. Samuel and R. Ball. New Energy and Amino Acid Requirements for Gestating Sows

Journal Articles

E. Avelar, R. Jha, E. Beltranena, M. Cervantes, A. Morales, R.T. Zijlstra.  The effect of feeding wheat distillers dried grain with solubles on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology 160 (2010) pp. 73-77

R. Jha, D.N. Overend, P.H. Simmins, D. Hickling, R.T. Zijlstra. Chemical characteristics, feed processing quality, growth performance and energy digestibility among wheat classes in pelleted diets fed to weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology 170 (2011) pp. 78-90

J.L. Landero, E. Beltranena, M. Cervantes, A. Morales, R.T. Zijlstra. The effect of feeding solvent-extracted canola meal on growth performance and diet nutrient digestibility in weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology. Animal Feed Science and Technology 170 (2011) pp. 136-140

J.L. Landero, E. Beltranena, M. Cervantes, A.B. Araiza, R.T. Zijlstra. The effect of feeding expeller-pressed canola meal on growth performance and diet nutrient digestibility in weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology. In Press

R.W. Seneviratne, E. Beltranena, L.A. Goonewardene, R.T. Zijlstra. Effect of crude glycerol combined with solvent-extracted or expeller-pressed canola meal on growth performance and diet nutrient digestibility of weaned pigs. Animal Feed Science and Technology 170 (2011) 105– 110

Abstracts

S. Moehn and R. Ball.  New developments in energy and amino acid nutrition of sows

S. Moehn, D. Franco, J.K. Josephson, P.B. Pencharz and R. O. Ball. Isoleucine requirement of pregnant sows 

Moehn, S., D.J. Franco, J.K. Josephson, P.B. Pencharz and R.O. Ball. Isoleucine requirement for pregnancy in adult sows

S. Moehn and R. Ball. A Case for Phase Feeding Pregnant Sows

S. Moehn, D. Franco, J.K. Josephson, P.B. Pencharz and R. O. Ball. Tryptophan requirement of pregnant sows

S. Moehn, D. Franco, J.K. Josephson, P.B. Pencharz and R. O. Ball. Tryptophan requirement of young, growing sows during pregnancy

Powerpoint Presentations

S. Moehn, D. Franco, C. Levesque, R. Samuel and R. O. Ball. Phase Feeding for Pregnant Sows

 

 

Centred on Swine

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Swine Nutrition Guide

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Chapter 1:
The Science of Nutrition

Chapter 2:
Gastrointestinal Physiology
the stomach, small intestine,
and large intestine

 

Chapter 3:
Nutrients
nutrient availability and requirements, energy, amino acids,
minerals and vitamins

 

Chapter 4:
Ingredients

animal source, plant sources,
fats & oils, mineral ingredients and synthetic amino acids

Chapter 5:
Diet Formulation

select & characterize ingredients, evaluating diet quality,
and conducting a feeding trial 

Chapter 6:
Nutrition of the Breeding Herd

feeding the gestating sow, feeding the lactating sow, feeding the sow at weaning, and feeding boars 

 

Chapter 7:
Feeding the Suckling Piglet

need for supplemental iron, water requirements, used of milk replacers, and creep feeding

Chapter 8:
Feeding the Weaned Pig

nutrient requirements, feeing programs, diet composition, diet formulations, and feed additives

Chapter 9:
Feeding Management of Market Hogs

feed intake, feed utilization, factors affecting nutrient requirements, phase feeding, split-sex feeding, feed seperation, feed wastage, and monitoring performance

Chapter 10:
Diet Processing and Delivery

grinding, mixing, pelleting, liquid feeding, drying grains, and mixing feed on-farm

Chapter 11:
Toxic Substances in Feed

toxicants produced by plants,
prevention of mycotoxin
contamination, and treatment

 

Chapter 12:
Water

impact of water quality, response to poor quality water, water delivery, requirements and intakes

Other Documents:

Fact Sheets

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FACT SHEETS

  1. Barn Efficiency: Your Role in Driving Costs Down
  2. Reducing Energy Costs in Swine Operations
  3. Tips for Saving Water
  4. Reducing Water Wastage by Growing and Finishing PIgs
  5. Feeding the 2009 Crop
  6. Nursery Management and Performance
  7. Tactic and Strategies for Maximizing Net Returns
  8. Survivial Strategies: Making Every Penny Count
  9. Checklist to Determine Causes of Shortfalls in Feed Intake
  10. Heating and Ventilation Checklist
  11. Conducting an On-Farm Trial
  12. On-Farm Trial Checklist
  13. Mycotoxins in Swine Diets
  14. Closing Barns for an Extended Period of Time
  15. Considerations for Large Group Housing of Finisher Pigs
  16. 10 Ways to Improve Your Bottom Line: PART 1
  17. 10 Ways to Improve Your Bottom Line: PART 2
  18. Feeding Facts: CORN
  19. Environmental Update: Summer 2004
  20. Environmental Update: Summer 2002
  21. Afforestation: Opportunities for the Swine Industry
  22. Research Profits Everyone: Summer 2001
  23. Afforestation in Western Canada
  24. Energy Efficiency in Barns: Part 2 (2004)
  25. Energy Efficiency in Barns: Part 1 (2001)
  26. Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE): The Prairie Swine Centre Experience
  27. Closing Barns for an Extended Period of Time
  28. A Checklist for Water Use
  29. Understanding Feeders and Drinkers for Grow-Finish Pigs

GREENHOUSE GAS MITIGATION PROGRAM FACT SHEETS

To view/print all Green House Gas Mitigation Program Fact Sheets – click the icon above. To view/print individual documents, select from the list below.

  1. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Program: FAQ’s
  2. Reducing GHG in the Canadian Hog Sector
  3. Benefits of a Manure Storage Cover
  4. Maximizing Nutrient Use Efficiency
  5. Feeding Hogs to Manage Costs and Nutrients
  6. Barn Management Small Changes for Big Gains
  7. Harnessing the Power of Anaerobic Digestion
  8. Anaerobic Digestion, Canadian Projects
  9. Canadian Pork Council Environmental Handbook
  10. Carbon Credits in the Canadian Pork Sector
  11. Making Sense of GHG Production
  12. Drinker Systems Reduce Manure Production
  13. Pig Barns, Energy Efficiency and Your Bottom Line
  14. Value of Hog Manure Increasing in 2005
  15. Targeted Manure Application Rates Deliver Increased Profit
  16. Pigs, Trees and GHG Emissions
  17. Interested in Selling GHG Credits? Here’s How
  18. Top 10 GHG Management Tips for the Hog Industry
 
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