This project aims to measure the impact of new breeding systems that meet new animal welfare standards regarding air quality and the health and productivity of laying hens. A total of 12 conventional chicken houses and 12 alternative houses outfitted with enriched cages will be selected. Eggs, litter, and feces will be sampled weekly. Necropsies will be performed on a sampling of animals each month and air quality samples will be examined periodically.
From 2019 to 2021
Air quality, Animal welfare
Animal welfare practices may affect the air quality in poultry breeding facilities and lead to significant economic impacts.
Université de Montréal - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
This project will develop a procedure that relies on genetic markers to identify the animal species responsible for fecal contamination.
Researcher: Caroline Côté
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
Economic analysis for an Agrinova project that measures the optimal amount of hulless barley to replace some of the grain corn in dairy cow rations without affecting milk production and milk components.
Researcher: Luc Belzile