Candido Pomar, Ph. D.

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Reseach Scientist

My research focuses on precision feeding and nutrition and the evaluation of carcass quality. My research team and I aim, with precision feeding, to improve the efficiency by which dietary nutrient are used by developing feeding systems that allow pigs to be fed individually with diets adapted daily to their needs. We can thus produce the same amount of meat with 25% less protein and by reducing by 40% the environmental load of the production and by more than 8% feeding cost. Precision feeding is a key component of the precision farming systems. At the request of the industry, we have also been involved in the assessment of the carcass market value and the verification and updating of the pig carcass classification system.

Current research and/or projects

  • Reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus waste and maximization of gross revenues from feeder pig production using a new numeric method
  • Yield comparisons
  • Phosphore-CRF, Minimizing the phosphorous excretion of growing-finishing pigs by optimizing phosphorus intake from environmental, economical and animal perspectives.
  • Optimization of diets and management of slaughter pig production systems
  • Development of a combined premix formulation method to be used in multiphase feeding systems for growing pigs
  • Estimation of the cutability and lean content of pig carcasses.
  • Development of a method for objective slaughter line evaluation of muscle content in cull cow carcasses to be used in establishing a carcass classification and producer payment system.

Key publications

  1. Sullivan, B., Gariépy, G., Binnie, MS, Fortin, F., Goddard, H., Palin, M.F., Pomar, C. and Young, M. Increasing Canadian pork consumption, market share and competitiveness through enhanced nutritional values and overall quality with a functional molecule in pork meat. In Swine Innovation Porc 2017-2018 Final Report. pp. 50-51.

    2018 - View publication details

  2. Marie-France Palin et. al. (2017). "Higher concentrations of the anti-aging carnosine in pork increase its nutritional value and quality", Presentation during the Open House event, Sherbrooke R & D Centre (AAFC, Sherbrooke) September 29-30, 2017.

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  3. Gariépy, C., Palin, M.F., Pomar, C., Goddard, E., Fortin, F., Sullivan, B., Binnie, M.A. and Young, M. (2017) Higher carnosine level in pork increases its health nutritional value and quality. Canadian Meat Council's 97th Annual Conference. Ottawa, June 5-7. Poster presentation and abstract.

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  4. Gariépy, C., Palin, M.F., Pomar, C. Goddard, E., Fortin, F., Sullivan, B., Binnie, M.A. Young, M. and Lahaie, L. (2017). Higher concentrations of the anti-aging carnosine in pork increase its nutritional value and quality. Banff Pork Seminars, January 10-12. Banff, Alberta. Poster presentation and abstract.

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  5. Andretta, I., Pomar, C., Rivest, J., Pomar, J., Radünz, J. (2016). Precision feeding can significantly reduce lysine intake and nitrogen excretion without compromising the performance of growing pigs, 10(7), 1137-1147. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731115003067

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  6. Gonzalo, E., Palin, M.F., Létourneau-Montminy, M.P., Narcy, A. et Pomar, C. (2016) Effet d’une déplétion-réplétion en phosphore et calcium sur l’expression des gènes et des protéines associés au métabolisme phosphocalcique. 48èmes Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France. 48 : 161-162. Éditeur IFIP - Institut du Porc, Paris (France). ISNN : 0767-9874. http://prodinra.inra.fr/record/347995

    2016 - View publication details

  7. Kipper, M., Pomar, C., Marcoux, M., and Radünz, J. (2015). "Évaluation de la technologie DXA pour étudier la composition des carcasses de porc et de ses coupes principales.", Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 47, pp. 31-36.

    2015 - View publication details

  8. Joannopoulos, É., Dubeau, F., Dussault, J.-P., and Pomar, C. (2015). "Diet problems.", - International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Volume 224, Springer, Chapter Handbook of Operations Research in Agriculture and the Agri-Food Industry, pp. 397-417.

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  9. Andretta, I., Pomar, C., Rivest, J., Pomar, J., Hauschild, L., Kipper, M., and Radünz, J. (2015). "Impact de l’alimentation de précision sur le comportement alimentaire du porc charcutier.", Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 47, pp. 63-68.

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  10. Gonzalo, E., Palin, M.-F., Letourneau-Montminy, M.P., Narcy, A., and Pomar, C. (2015). "Effects of phosphorus and calcium depletion-repletion periods on intestinal and renal expression of genes associated with Ca, P and vitamin D metabolism in pigs.", 13th Digestive Physiology of Pigs (DPP) Symposium, Kliczkow, Poland, May 19-21, 2015, Abstract #338. (Abstract)

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  11. Gonzalo, E., Letourneau-Montminy, M.P., Crenshaw, J.D., Palin, M.-F., Narcy, A., and Pomar, C. (2015). "Dietary phosphorus and calcium deficiency (depletion) and recovery (repletion) sequences can allow to optimize mineral utilization in growing pigs.", Eastern Nutrition Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 13-14, 2015.

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  12. Cloutier, L., Pomar, C., Létourneau Montminy, M.P., Bernier, J.F., Pomar, J. (2015). Evaluation of a method estimating real-time individual lysine requirements in two lines of growing-finishing pigs, 9(4), 561-568. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731114003073

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  13. Joannopoulos, É., Pomar, C., Dussault, J.-P., and Dubeau, F. (2013 submitted). "The diet problem.", in Plà-Aragonés, L.M. (ed.) - Hanbook of Operationnal Research in Agriculture and Agri-food Industry, Springer, Chapter 18.

    2015 - View publication details

  14. Létourneau-Montminy, M.P., Narcy, A., Dourmad, J.Y., Crenshaw, T.D., Pomar, C. (2015). Modeling the metabolic fate of dietary phosphorus and calcium and the dynamics of body ash content in growing pigs, 93(3), 1200-1217. http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2014-8519

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  15. Remus, A., Peres, F.M., Hauschild, L., Andretta, I., Kipper, M., de Paula Gobi, J., Pomar, C. (2015). Exploratory study on the utilization of different dietary methionine sources and methionine to lysine ratio for growing-finishing pigs, 181 96-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2015.10.006

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  16. Gonzalo, E., Letourneau-Montminy, M.P., Narcy, A., Bernier, J.F., and Pomar, C. (2014). "Optimisation des apports de phosphore et calcium pour maximiser leur utilisation chez le porc en croissance dans un contexte de durabilité.", Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 46, pp. 113-118.

    2014 - View publication details

  17. Andretta, I., Pomar, C., Rivest, J., Pomar, J., Lovatto, P.A., and Radünz, J. (2014). "Effet de l’alimentation de précision sur les performances, l’excrétion de nutriments et le coût d’alimentation du porc charcutier.", Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 46, pp. 107-112.

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  18. Pomar, C., Pomar, J., Rivest, J., Cloutier, L., Letourneau-Montminy, M.P., Andretta, I., and Hauschild, L. (2014). "Estimating real-time individual amino acid requirements in growing-finishing pigs : towards a new definition of nutrient requirements?", in Gous, R. and Kyriazakis, I. (eds.) - Modelling in pig and poultry production, CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, pp. 157-174.

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  19. Pomar, C. (2014). "The utilization of mathematical models to improve swine production.", VI Congresso Latino-Americano de Nutrição Animal. Colégio Brasileiro de Nutrição Animal – CBNA, Estância de São Pedro, Brazil, September 23-26, 2014. (Abstract)

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  20. Pomar, C., Rivest, J., Andretta, I., and Hauschild, L. (2014). "Modelling real-time individual lysine requirements in growing-finishing pigs: model update and validation (Extended Abstracts of papers presented at the 8th International Workshop on Modelling Nutrient Digestion and Utilisation in Farm Animals).", Animal Production Science, 54, pp. xiv. (Abstract)

    2014 - View publication details

Research facility

2000 College Street
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z3
Canada

Language

English
French

Other languages

Español, Catalan