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 #1-2017Jan 13th, 2017

In this issue of Chop Talk: Human resources, TFW update; Reminder: Public comment encouraged on livestock transportation regulations; Maple Leaf launches Centre for Action on Food Security; KAP 2017 Annual Meeting – Jan 25-26; Manitoba Swine Seminar – Feb 1-2; Save …

News and Events

Manitoba Swine Seminar 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

For 2017, Manitoba Swine Seminar organizers have assembled a group of speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to address various challenges and issues affecting Manitoba’s pork industry. Addressing today’s challenges will help Manitoba’s producers remain competitive in the future. …

Biosecurity Notice from the Office of the Chief Veterinarian

Monday, December 12, 2016

Due to the ongoing risks associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and Seneca Virus A, the Manitoba Chief Veterinarian would like to remind animal transporters to use proper biosecurity practices when delivering animals to high traffic sites. This is a critical …

Prairie Livestock Expo – December 14

Friday, November 25, 2016

The 2016 Prairie Livestock Expo will be held on December 14 at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn & Convention Centre. This popular event will showcase the newest technology and information for all livestock production needs, along with Canada’s largest pork quality competition. …

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