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 #28Nov 25th, 2016

In this issue of Chop Talk:   Producers welcome hiring manual, employee handbook; Nutrient application ban in effect until April 10; Birtle Transmission Project: feedback welcome; Prairie Livestock Expo – December 14; Manitoba Pork salutes NSERC Chair at University of …

News and Events

1,600 head farrow-wean barn engineer’s report, budget now available

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Click on the following links to view DGH Engineering’s November 2016 report, plan and budget estimate for construction of a new 1,600 head hog farrow-wean barn in today’s market conditions. Report: Construction Costs for a 1600 Head Hog Farrow-Wean Facility with …

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. …

Manitoba pork producers welcome CETA signing

Monday, October 31, 2016

On behalf of Manitoba pork producers, Manitoba Pork Chair George Matheson welcomes the signing of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Brussels on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The 28-country European Union (EU), with a population of …

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