Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre

  • Pigs
  • Cows
  • Cows 2

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.

Sector Needs

The Sherbrooke RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

Scientists and researchers

Image Aline Remus
Research scientist, PRP
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
Scientific Researcher
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Chantal Farmer
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Wassim123$
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

 

Image Ebrahim Mousavi
R&D Project Assistant
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
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

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Martin LESSARD, PhD
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mélissa Duplessis
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Mylene Blais
Scientific Researcher
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

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

 

Image Nicolas Devillers
Research Scientist
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. Are some cows genetically susceptible to Johne’s Disease?

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Devillers, N., Yan, X., Dick, K.J., Zhang, Q., Connor, L. (2020). Determining an effective slat and gap width of flooring for group sow housing, considering both sow comfort and ease of manure management, 242 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2020.104275

    2020 - View publication details

  3. Daniela M Meléndez, Sonia Marti, Luigi Faucitano, Derek B Haley, Timothy D Schwinghamer ...
    Journal of Animal Science, Volume 98, Issue Supplement_4, November 2020, Pages 296–297, https://doi.org/10.1093/jas/skaa278.535

    2020 - View publication details

  4. Nathalie Bissonnette, Andrew Marete, Dave Kelton, Flavio Schenkel, Eveline M Ibeagha-Awemu, Gilles Fecteau, Filippo Miglior, Conditional GWAS using sequence-based genotypes for susceptibility to Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis infection in Canadian Holstein, Journal of Animal Science, Volume 98, Issue Supplement 4, November 2020, Page 17.

    2020 - View publication details

  5. TALLET C., COURBOULAY V., DEVILLERS N., MEUNIER-SALAÜN M.-C., PRUNIER A., & VILLAIN A. (2020). Mieux connaître le comportement du porc pour une bonne relation avec les humains en élevage. INRAE Productions Animales, 33(2), 81-94. https://doi.org/10.20870/productions-animales.2020.33.2.4474

    2020 - View publication details

  6. Prunier A., Devillers N., Herskin M.S., Sandercock D.A., Sinclair A.R.L., Tallet C., von Borell E. 2020. Husbandry interventions in suckling piglets, painful consequences and mitigation. In: The suckling and weaning piglet (Farmer C., Ed.), Wageningen Academic Publishers (Wagneningen, The Netherlands), pp. 107-138. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-894-0_4

    2020 - View publication details

  7. Caron, A., Palin, M.F., Hovey, R.C., Cohen, J., Laforest, J.P., Farmer, C. (2020). Effects of sustained hyperprolactinemia in late gestation on mammary development of gilts, 72 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.domaniend.2019.106408

    2020 - View publication details

  8. Tallet, C., Hötzel, M.J., Devillers, N. 2020. Fearfulness. In: Pigs welfare in practice (Ed. I. Camerlink). Sheffield, UK, 5m Publishing: 62-63.

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  9. Hooper, H.B., Silva, P.d.S., de Oliveira, S.A., Meringhe, G.K.F., Lacasse, P., Negrão, J.A. (2020). Effect of heat stress in late gestation on subsequent lactation performance and mammary cell gene expression of Saanen goats, 103(2), 1982-1992. http://dx.doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-16734

    2020 - View publication details

  10. Vanacker, N., Girard, C.L., Blouin, R., Lacasse, P. (2020). Effects of feed restriction and supplementary folic acid and vitamin B12 on immune cell functions and blood cell populations in dairy cows, 14(2), 339-345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119002301

    2020 - View publication details