Behind the barn doors
Pig farmers care for their animals 365 days a year
Pig farmers are responsible for the daily care and management of pigs raised for pork production. Over the decades, pig stewardship has evolved, but farmers have always assumed the responsibility to properly care for their animals.
Maintaining pig health is a farmer’s pride and passion. After all, raising pigs is not just a job; it’s a way of life what will support the farmer and his or her family for many years.
Today, most pigs are raised indoors where they benefit from better individualized care and improved health. Barns provide pigs with shelter and a healthy, comfortable environment in which to grow. Farmers protect their animals from disease by following strict herd health procedures, such as restricting access, showering before and after entering barns, and routinely cleaning pig pens.
Manitoba’s pork industry is a world leader in promoting animal welfare practices and researching new and better ways of raising pigs. Click here to learn more about How pigs are raised.
Would you like to take a peek into the day and the life of a pig? Then visit the Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre, located just 15 minutes south of Winnipeg on Highway 75, and open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.