Tools for Group Housing

Manitoba Pork is committed to providing the necessary tools, information and resources to help producers plan successful constructions of group-based sow housing systems. Click here to view the booklet.

The Centre de développement du porc du Québec inc. (CDPQ) has developed a comprehensive training manual for designing group housing systems and managing sows: Housing Sows in Groups – CDPQ Training Manual.

The following link provides a good resource created by Australian Pork Ltd. about different group housing systems: Group Housing Systems Case Studies.

The National Pork Board in the USA also maintains a library of resources related to group housing of sows: National Pork Board: Sow Housing.

The Ontario Pork web site contains videos on “floor feeding” systems: Making the Switch to Group Housing.

The University of Manitoba, in conjunction with Manitoba Pork and other collaborators, has developed a software program that allows producers to quickly generate designs and cost estimates for converting their existing sow barns to group housing. For a copy of the software, producers should contact Manitoba Pork at 204-237-7447.

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Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets to provide some insight into the economics of the industry. Click here to access information on: …

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