Prairie Swine Centre

Prairie Swine Centre (PSC) is a non-profit research and technology corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. The Centre's Mission: We provide solutions through knowledge that ensure a profitable and sustainable pork industry and in so doing secure a prosperous future for our stakeholders and staff. The Centre's unique relationship with the pork industry has spanned nearly two decades of financial support and research priority input from the pork industry. This industry focus is enhanced with collaborative projects in pig productivity, operating costs, animal wellbeing, human health, and the environment. This multi-disciplinary approach is supported with scientists in nutrition, ethology and engineering. Facilities include a 300 sow farrow to finish research herd, specialized animal production, laboratory and surgery, additionally large-scale trials are operated on commercial farms. The Centre fulfills the needs of researchers in many disciplines through the use of the pig as a model for human health and nutrition.

Total Number of Employees: 41

Total Number of Researchers: 7

Accreditations:

  • Canadian Council of Animal Care

Capabilities:

  • Pig Production
  • Pig Behaviour
  • Air Quality and Manure Management
  • Contract Research for Feed Additives
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Vaccines
  • Feed Ingredients
  • Equipment

Unique Equipment or Resources:

  • Metabolism Crates
  • Individual Pig Feeding and Treatment
  • GLP/GCP Trained Staff and Regulatory Trials

Areas of Expertise:

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Human Nutrition
  • Animal Disease
  • Veterinary Vaccines
  • Clinical/ Analytical Trials
  • Drug Delivery
  • Vaccine Delivery
  • Waste Management

Contact:

Name: Lee Whittington President & CEO

Email: lee.whittington@usask.ca

Website: Prairie Swine Centre

Tel: (306) 667-7447

Fax: (306) 955-2510

Address: Floral Road, RR#5
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J8
Canada