Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Swine research gets a boost

The federal government is giving Swine Innovation Porc $12.7 million to pursue its research agenda.

Swine Innovation Porc will contribute up to an additional $5.8 million to the Swine Research and Development Cluster, for a total investment of up to $18.5 million.

The funding will be used to: examine new ways of feeding piglets that could help provide immunity from diseases; determine best methods for the classification of pork based on quality attributes to provide more choice for Canadian consumers; and examine long-distance transport effects on the health and welfare of early weaned pigs.