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.
Chop Talk – Issue #24Sep 15th, 2016
In this issue of Chop Talk: Manitoba’s 9th Case of PED found in sow barn; PigTrace financial penalties add credibility to system; Fall Producer Meetings October 18-19; CSHIN 2016 Q2 report available online; International One Welfare Conference – September 26-28; …
News and EventsProducer Alert: Manitoba’s 10th on-farm case of PED
Thursday, September 22, 2016
On September 21, 2016, a new case of PED was confirmed at a finisher farm in southeast Manitoba. This farm is within 5 km of the sow farm that was confirmed positive for PED last week. The producer is working with …Producer Alert: Seneca Valley Virus (SVV)
Friday, September 16, 2016
The following alert was issued by Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Megan Bergman, on Friday September 16 2016. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, contact Mark Fynn, Manitoba Pork’s Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care …Manitoba’s 9th case of PED found in sow barn
Thursday, September 15, 2016
On September 15, Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Office (CVO) confirmed positive test results for porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) from a southeastern Manitoba sow barn, bringing the number of Manitoba cases to nine since the first one was found in February 2014. The CVO has consulted with …