PigGen Canada’s main research priorities include: health and disease resistance, meat quality and lean meat deposition, sow lifetime productivity, production efficiency and animal welfare. The organization will fund research that will provide practical and relatively quick benefits to the Canadian swine breeding industry.
Research being considered will require $50,000 – $250,000 in annual industry contributions from members. PigGen Canada’s cash contribution to research projects will be provided in part by the annual membership fee paid by members. It is anticipated that these funds could provide seed money for research projects and the organization intends to have a call for research proposals at least once a year. Additional cash contributions from members will support larger projects which will be developed and directed by PigGen Canada.