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.

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

 

Scientific Researcher
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

 

Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Dominic Poulin-Laprade
Scientific Researcher
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 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. 2018 - View publication details

  2. 2018 - View publication details

  3. Bissonnette, N., J.-S. Brouard, O. Ariel, N. Gévry, E. Ibeagha-Awemu, and F. Miglior. 2018. Discovery of expression quantitative trait loci associated with Johne’s disease using both RNA-seq and DNA variants. 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. February 10th-16th 2018, Auckland, New-Zealand.

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  4. Do D.N., Fomenky B.E., Dudemaine P-L., Bissonnette N. and Ibeagha-Awemu E.M. (2018) Weighted gene co-expression network analysis reveal gene clusters and pathways related to rumen development in calves. Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Productio, 11.945, February 11 to 16, 2018, Auckland New Zealand. 5 pages.

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  5. Brouard and Bissonnette. 2018. Is the GATK joint variant discovery approach appropriate for calling variants in RNA-Seq experiments? Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXVI, Jan 13th-17th 2018, San diego USA.

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  6. Palin, M.F., Farmer, C., Duarte, C.R.A. (2017). Triennial lactation symposium/bolfa: Adipokines affect mammary growth and function in farm animals, 95(12), 5689-5700. http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas2017.1777

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  7. Brajon, S., Ringgenberg, N., Torrey, S., Bergeron, R., Devillers, N. (2017). Impact of prenatal stress and environmental enrichment prior to weaning on activity and social behaviour of piglets (Sus scrofa), 197 15-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.09.005

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  8. Lapierre, H., R. Martineau, S. Binggeli, D. Pellerin, and D.R. Ouellet. 2017. Is it needed to balance a dairy ration for metabolizable protein if it is balanced for essential amino acids and RDP? Pages 13-31 In: Proceedings of the Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop. PennState Extension Dairy Team. Grantville, PA, USA.

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