In the first phase of the project, researchers identified and documented practices, techniques, and technologies that can be used to improve overall environmental performance, animal welfare, and the quality of the animals’ living environment.
The second phase is focused on comparing the effectiveness of the most promising practices, techniques, and technologies.
The tests are being carried out at the BABE laboratory at IRDA. A battery of statistical analyses are being used to extract as much information as possible. A feasibility study will look at implementation issues and confirm the lab results.
An economic analysis will be conducted based on the data. The information will be disseminated through additions to the documents already available on the website of the Québec egg producer federation.
From 2017 to 2019
This project aims to identify practices that improve environmental performance, as well as animal welfare and living environments.
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec | Fédération des producteurs d’oeufs de consommation du Québec | Université Laval (Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation et Faculté des sciences et de génie) | Université de Montréal (Faculté de médecine vétérinaire)
Economic analysis of a project initiated by Agrinova to encourage cows to move from the pasture to the milking parlor.
Researcher: Luc Belzile
When designing tanks, the total volume of material to be stored must be calculated. This guide provides a comprehensive calculation method that takes into account volumes of bedding added as well as feed and water losses.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout
IRDA and CRIUCPQ have been working on developing an air treatment unit to reduce pig farm emissions.
Researcher: Matthieu Girard