Training opportunities sponsored by Manitoba Pork

Transport Quality Assurance (TQA)

TQA is a program that helps swine transporters, producers and handlers understand how to handle, move and transport pigs and the potential impacts of those actions on pig well-being and/or pork quality. Anyone who handles or transports pigs, or sets protocols for handling pigs, is a potential influencer of animal well-being and pork quality.

Course arrangements can be made through:
Krista Powell, Administrative Assistant
Centre of Continuing Studies, Assiniboine Community College
1430 Victoria Avenue East
Brandon MB R7A 2A9
Phone: 204-725-8700, extension 6759
Toll free: 1-800-862-6307, extension 6759

First Aid

First Aid is a basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace. The course includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. The course content includes preparing to respond, the EMS system, “Check, Call, Care,” airway emergencies, breathing and circulation emergencies, First Aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest and wound care.

Course arrangements can be made through:
Patricia Cesar
Centre of Continuing Studies – Assiniboine Community College
204-725-8700 ext. 6965
Toll free: 1-800-862-6307 ext. 6965


Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness discusses basic properties of H2S, to information about personal protective equipment as well as operating and rescue procedures. This course will explain in detail what you need to know to remain safe around H2S, emphasize key points.

Students will learn important properties such as flammability, toxicity, odour thresholds and vapour levels, protection against H2S using equipment such as respirators, rescue packs and gas monitors, and precautions to take to ensure your safety when entering an area which may contain H2S vapours.

Course arrangements can be made through:
Patricia Cesar
Centre of Continuing Studies – Assiniboine Community College
204-725-8700 ext. 6965
Toll free: 1-800-862-6307 ext. 6965


The Pork Production Technician Program Online E-Learning initiative is a two year program. The course has three ten week blocks of technical training that follows the school year. Each week students are expected to spend approximately 3-4 hours of in home study and one session of 60-90 minutes for online engagement with the instructor and other students.

Courses include trade safety, communication, production record keeping, stockmanship, pig anatomy and physiology, breeding and gestation, farrowing, pig health care, nursery, grow/finish, biosecurity, barn systems, and maintenance.

Per student:
Employer receives $20,000 in tax credits over a 4 year period. Tax credit information can received by phoning Jeanette Wazny at 204-945-0762. Student cost is $50 for application and $400 for the course.

Course arrangements can be made through:
Ian Smith
Manitoba Jobs and Skill Development
Fax: 204-948-2346

Chop Talk – Issue #4-2017Mar 1st, 2017

In this issue of Chop Talk: Manitoba Pork’s Annual General Meeting & Banquet – April 5, 2017; HR Recruitment Seminars: register now! Best practices for injecting pigs; CSHIN 2016 Q4 producer report available online; Going viral: Smart Pig Handling; Canada …

News and Events

Swine Cost of Production Model for Manitoba

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets to provide some insight into the economics of the industry. Click here to access information on: …

2017 Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Monday, February 27, 2017

Plan to attend the Manitoba Pork Annual General Meeting & Banquet on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at The Fairmont Winnipeg. Click here to see the agenda. Register for the day’s proceedings and/or the evening banquet by March 30 as follows: – …

Manitoba pork producers welcome updated building code

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Media Release, Winnipeg: On behalf of Manitoba pork producers, Manitoba Pork Chair George Matheson welcomes the Government of Manitoba’s recent commitment to repealing the Manitoba Farm Building Code, and amending the Manitoba Building Code by adding specific provisions for farm …

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