This project will assess an electrostatic precipitator system designed to improve air quality and, thereby, worker health and animal welfare. A series of preliminary tests have already been conducted by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan on how to best utilize this technique. The next step will involve experiments we will conduct at two breeding houses at the Deschambault experimental farm run by IRDA and CRSAD.
From 2020 to 2024
Air quality, Animal welfare
This project will lead to improvements in animal welfare and the health of workers.
University of Saskatchewan | Quebec Heart and Lung Institute
IRDA and CRIUCPQ have been working on developing an air treatment unit to reduce pig farm emissions.
This project was set up to test the nutrient balance sheet method as a tool for estimating phosphorus output from pullets and laying hens.
Researcher: Marc-Olivier Gasser
This project addresses the risks posed by new breeding practices that were developed to improve animal welfare.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout