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Government of Canada invests to advance animal science research

DESCHAMBAULT, QC - Jean-Claude Poissant, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $1.4 million to the Deschambault Animal Science Research Centre (CRSAD) to help support innovation in animal science research that will help benefit producers in Quebec and throughout Canada. The investment was made through the AgriScience program of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
 
The investment will be divided between three research projects including:
  • $ 123,000 towards research that will focus on developing a nutritional approach for production foie gras that will help establish the optimal feed intake for ducks. This will help address animal welfare, reduce production costs and improve public trust;
  • $ 553,000 towards research that will examine the effects of probiotics on honeybee health that will help improve longevity, disease immunity, hive performance and production quality; and
  • $ 719,000 towards research to determine the optimal age of weaning and its effects on the growth, health and milk production of goats.
Source : CISION