Project 18-003 - Dr. Benjamin Bohrer, University of Guelph
Dr. Bohrer will be the first researcher examining use of an advanced ultrasonic image analyzer (AutoFom III; Denmark) in a commercial Canadian pork facility (Conestoga Meat Processors) for determination of lean yield.
Project 18-006 - Lead Researcher: John Van de Vegte, OMAFRA
This project will focus on the development and testing of wireless hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, carbon dioxide and relative humidity sensors in order to provide a full picture of the barn’s environment. Real time and past data will be accessible at the base station (located in the barn...
Project 18-005- Lead Resesarcher: John Van de Vegte, OMAFRA
Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is commonly used as gas in on-farm euthanasia systems. This method is intended to provide a low stress event for both the pigs and the stockpeople managing the process. The system is an alternative for those who do not feel comfortable with the use of a zephyr/captive...
Project 18-004 - Lead Researcher - Dr. Ray Lu, University of Guelph
It is well documented that stress impacts swine health and negatively affects production, including feed efficiency, growth and meat quality.
Project 18-001- Lead Researcher: Dr. Art Schaafsma, Ridgetown College
Mycotoxins, especially vomitoxin (DON), coming from feed grains, continue to affect swine production in Ontario. Southwestern Ontario is known to be a "hot" region for the production of these toxins because of the moderating effect of the Great Lakes on climate.