LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fédération des producteurs de
porcs du Québec (FPPQ) today announced that its research corporation
has a new official name, Porcima. The corporation, which has existed
for the last 17 years, was previously identified only by a number. With
increasingly important and innovative research activities underway, it
was considered necessary to give the corporation a name, an image and
an identity of its own.
Through Porcima, close to $500,000 is invested yearly in a variety of
research projects on genetics, stock breeding, facility management,
nutrition, animal health, manure processing, odour reduction,
cleanliness, product quality and economic issues.
The research corporation - created by pork producers to ensure the
progress of scientific and practical knowledge in all fields of pork
production - was established in 1993.
The current portfolio of over 30 research projects represents some $10
million in investments. By partnering with universities and research
institutions such as Université Laval, Université de Montréal, the
Centre de développement du porc du Québec (CDPQ), the Institut de
recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement (IRDA) and
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Dairy and Swine Research and
Development Centre, the FPPQ can count on working with leading
scientists to upgrade production while respecting sustainable
Several studies in the past have led to discoveries of new technologies
or production and breeding methods. "Pork producers recognize the
importance of research and development in our farm sector. As exporters
we must keep up with new trends, technologies and other related
advances. We have to move fast and make more rapid progress than they
do in order to stay ahead in the game," said FPPQ president Jean-Guy
"Porcima is a key partner. The support of hog producers allows us to
advance research to improve production," said Ann Letellier, a
Associate Professor, NSERC Chair of Industrial Research in Meat Safety.
Projects in 2011
Noteworthy projects being funded by Porcima this year include:*
More effective intervention on pork farms to reduce the likelihood of
salmonella-related infections and indirectly related pathogens and to
propose effective treatments to reduce excretion of salmonella by
positive animals. Porcima is investing $700,000 in a $2 million
research program conducted for the Chair of Meat Safety Research in the
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the Université de Montréal.
Development of methods to reduce infiltration of airborne parasites into
pork facilities using filtered air. Porcima, with financial support
from MAPAQ, will invest $65,000 in a $250,000 project being conducted
by the CDPQ.
A study of the interaction between genetic patterns and types of foods
in order to identify strategies to generate greater profitability in
pork farming. Porcima, with financial support from MAPAQ, will invest
approximately $75,000 in another CDPQ project worth nearly $160,000.
*Complete list available at www.leporcduquebec.com/en/welcome.php.
ABOUT PORCIMA INC.
Porcima Inc. is the research corporation of the Fédération des
producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ). Established by pork producers in
1993, the corporation invests nearly $500,000 a year in a variety of
ABOUT THE FPPQ
The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec represents the
interests of 3900 pork producers in 12 regional syndicates. Quebec's
pork producers raise over 7.5 million hogs per year and generate
economic benefits amounting to over $1.5 billion across the province.
The pork industry in Quebec employs some 24,000 people and exports 60%
of its products to more than 75 countries. www.leporcduquebec.com
SOURCE FEDERATION DES PRODUCTEURS DE PORCS DU QUEBEC
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Source: Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec
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Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec
Telephone: 450-679-0540, extension 8542