Pig Handling

This section includes resources and instructions on proper pig handling techniques that can minimize the stress on both the hogs and handlers.

Smart Pig Handling

Smart Pig Handling provides training to new herdpersons on how to safely and effectively handle pigs while minimizing stress on both themselves and their animals.

Producers can contact their provincial pork organization (in Canada) for an extended version of the training, which can be customized to their farm type. For more in-depth “Low Stress Pig Handling” information and training, contact Nancy Lidster at dnlfarms@xplornet.com or 1-306-276-5761.

The development of this video was supported by Alberta Pork, Sask Pork, Ontario Pork and EPQ. It was also supported by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, and the Government of Alberta. This project’s main support came from the FCC Ag Safety Fund administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association with funding from Farm Credit Canada.

Smart Pig Handling – Part 1 – Basic pig behaviour

 

Smart Pig Handling – Part 2 – Principles of pig handling

 

Pigs in Transit

This booklet describes how producers should care for pigs to prepare them for transport, as well as during transport, including truck conditions and human contact.

Pigs in Transit

 

Chop Talk – Issue #12May 27th, 2016

In this issue of Chop Talk: PEDv found in Manitoba sow barn; Federal Ag Minister says no; Increase your biosecurity, prevent PEDv; Careers/classifieds. Read Online: Chop Talk – Issue #12 – May 27, 2016  

News and Events

PEDv found in Manitoba sow barn

Friday, May 27, 2016

On May 26, Manitoba’s Office of the Chief Veterinarian (CVO) received positive test results for PEDv from a Manitoba batch-farrow sow barn. The CVO has consulted with the producer’s private veterinarian and has activated Manitoba Agriculture’s Emergency Operation Centre. Control measures were implemented immediately, and a plan has …

Media Release: Canada’s hog industry at risk

Friday, April 29, 2016

Manitoba Pork is extremely disappointed and concerned that on May 2, 2016 the Government of Canada will force livestock transporters to once again comply with a decades-old border regulation which threatens the health of Canada’s swine herd. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) is …

CFIA border enforcement begins Monday, May 2

Thursday, April 14, 2016

At midnight on Sunday, May 1, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will lift the temporary emergency transportation protocol put in place in early 2014, and once again require livestock transporters to be cleaned and disinfected in the U.S. before …

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