Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre

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The Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre (Sherbrooke RDC) located in Sherbrooke, Québec was established in 1914. It is one of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

Areas of Research

Research at Sherbrooke RDC focuses on developing cost-effective and environmentally friendly dairy and swine production techniques that provide Canadians with high-quality agricultural products.

The Sherbrooke RDC is the only AAFC research centre that is dedicated exclusively to dairy and swine production. Specializing in a number of different disciplines in the areas of animal science such as husbandry, nutrition, functional genomics, agro-environmental processes, behaviour study and meat quality, the centre’s research teams are able to conduct both fundamental and applied research to gain insight into and develop solutions to issues related to livestock production.

Search Research projects from the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre to learn more about what we do.

Sector Needs

The Sherbrooke RDC carries out innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities in support of the AAFC's Strategic Plan for Science.

Meet our Scientists

Find out more about the scientists at Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre through their profiles below.

You can also visit the Fields of Science campaign featuring 11 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientists from coast to coast. Discover why they chose to pursue a career in agriculture and learn more about their research.

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Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z3
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Scientists and researchers

Image Aline Remus
Research scientist in precision nutrition and metabolism in pigs
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Bernard Goyette
Research scientist - Agro-Environmental Process Engineering
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Candido Pomar
Reseach Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Céline Ster
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Chantal Farmer
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

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Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Danyel Bueno Dalto
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Dominic Poulin-Laprade
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Eveline Ibeagha-Awemu
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Renee M. Petri
Research Scientist Gastrointestinal Microbiome
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Isabelle Breune
Agronomist, Technology Transfer Officer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Luigi Faucitano
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Marcel Marcoux
Research professional
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Marie-France Palin
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mélissa Duplessis
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mylene Blais
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Nathalie Bissonnette
Research Scientist, animal genomics
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Nicolas Devillers
Research Scientist in pig behaviour and welfare
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Pierre Lacasse
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Rajinikanth Rajagopal
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. EU-Canada CETA Agriculture Dialogue Workshop: GHG Reduction in Livestock Production Outcomes Report - agriculture.canada.ca

    2022 - View publication details

  2. Different sources of biochar had no effect on in vitro rumen fermentation and methane production. J. Dairy Sci. 105 (Suppl. 1): 219 (Abstr.)

    2022 - View publication details

  3. Benchaar, C., F. Hassanat, and K. A. Beauchemin. 2022. Effect of Dietary Metabolizable Protein Level on Energy Partitioning of Ayrshire and Holstein Dairy Cows. 8th International Greenhouse Gas Animal Agriculture Conference. June 5-9, 2022. Orlando, FL.

    2022 - View publication details

  4. Benchaar, C. 2022. Nutritional strategies to mitigate enteric methane emissions from dairy cows: state of knowledge and new perspectives. Proceeding of the 2022 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada, pp. 184-200.

    2022 - View publication details

  5. Benchaar C., F. Hassanat, K. A. Beauchemin, H. Lapierre, D. R. Ouellet, and C. Côrtes. 2021. Effect of dietary metabolizable protein level on digestion and ruminal fermentation of Holstein and Ayrshire dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 104, Suppl. 1, 303.

    2021 - View publication details

  6. Hassanat, F., C. Benchaar., K. A. Beauchemin, H. Lapierre, D. R. Ouellet, and C. Côrtes. 2021. Effect of dietary metabolizable protein level on enteric methane production and milk production of Holstein and Ayrshire dairy cows. J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 104, Suppl. 1, 308 (Abstr.).

    2021 - View publication details

  7. 2021 Marete, A. and N. Bissonnette. SnpRecode: A Versatile and Fast Genotype Recoding and Correlation Function. Research Square.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-95704/v3.

    2021 - View publication details

  8. Vanacker, N., R. Blouin, and P. Lacasse. 2021. Effect of intravenous lipid infusion on blood metabolite concentrations and immune functions of dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 104, Suppl. 1: 19

    2021 - View publication details

  9. Deacon, A.-M., R. Blouin, and P. Lacasse. 2021. Modulation of mammary gland secretory activity and prolactin signaling by incomplete milking. Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 104, Suppl. 1: 172

    2021 - View publication details

  10. VanderZaag, A., Rajagopal, R. Desjardins, R., Coates, T., Hao, X., Bittman, S. 2021. Reducing Emissions from Manure Management. Report to AAFC’s Climate Change Roadmap project. 32 pp

    2021 - View publication details