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 email@example.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.
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