Climate changes are already affecting our herds and buildings. What are the forecasts for the next 20 years? Build a new building or renovate, how do we develop infrastructures and equipment to ensure their durability and the comfort of the animals? Thankfully, there are practical and affordable solutions to this issue.
As a graduate of Université Laval in Rural Engineering, Francis Pouliot also has an MBA in Business Management. He is currently working as an Engineer and Research and Training Farm Manager at the Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc. (CDPQ). He is responsible for the construction of this farm planned for 2020 and for the coordination of all research and training projects linked to it.
Over the last 20 years, Francis developed a strong expertise in the completion of R&D projects linked to sow farms and livestock management, as well as in the management of sow farm building projects. He has also been involved in product development in the field of sow equipment. He also owned a consulting firm, providing engineering and consulting services in ventilation, heating, and air filtration in the agricultural field.
Francis is especially interested in better understanding and documenting the links between the ventilation systems in buildings and their impact on animal performance. He is also interested in the fields of new technologies, artificial intelligence and big data, which will be required in the coming years to take on the various challenges facing producers.
As part of his conference, he will discuss the climate changes observed and to plan in the short and medium term in Quebec, their impact on our animals, and our livestock and building management. He will provide possible solutions to face these new challenges.
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