Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre

  • Pigs
  • Cows
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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

 

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

 

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. 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

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  2. 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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  3. Aubé, L., Guay, F., Bergeron, R., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Devillers, N. (2019). Sows' preferences for different forage mixtures offered as fresh or dry forage in relation to botanical and chemical composition, 13(12), 2885-2895. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1751731119000958

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  4. Aubé, L., Guay, F., Bergeron, R., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G.F., Devillers, N. (2019). Sows prefer forages conserved as haylage over hay and fresh forage, 228 93-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2019.08.007

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  5. Amino acid digestibility of canola meal estimated with pulse-dose in dairy cows or in roosters.

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  6. Palin, M.F., Gariépy, C., Beaudry, D., Lapointe, J. and Kalbe, C. (2019) Protective effects of carnosine on hydrogen peroxide–induced oxidative stress in myoblast cells derived from porcine skeletal muscle. 65th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology 2019 in Potsdam/Berlin, Germany 04– 09 August 2019. (Abstract and Poster)

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  7. Devillers, N., Janvier, E., Delijani, F., Méthot, S., Dick, K.J., Zhang, Q., Connor, L. (2019). Effect of slat and gap width of slatted concrete flooring on sow gait using kinematics analysis, 9(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani9050206

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  8. Beaudoin, J.M., Bergeron, R., Devillers, N., Laforest, J.P. (2019). Growing pigs’ interest in enrichment objects with different characteristics and cleanliness, 9(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ani9030085

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  9. Inclure du tourteau de canola dans les rations des vaches laitières: pourquoi pas? Ouellet, D.R., R. Martineau, D. Pellerin et H. Lapierre. 6 pages. Journée d'information scientifique sur les bovins laitiers et les plantes fourragères. CRAAQ, 26 février 2019.

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  10. Dufour, S., Y. Chorfi, C. Krug, P.-A. Morin et P. Lacasse. 2019. Modifier le bilan énergétique des vaches. La terre de chez-nous 4 février 2019 https://www.laterre.ca/actualites/elevages/modifier-le-bilan-energetique-des-vaches

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