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.

Chop Talk – Issue #4-2017Mar 1st, 2017

In this issue of Chop Talk: Manitoba Pork’s Annual General Meeting & Banquet – April 5, 2017; HR Recruitment Seminars: register now! Best practices for injecting pigs; CSHIN 2016 Q4 producer report available online; Going viral: Smart Pig Handling; Canada …

News and Events

Swine Cost of Production Model for Manitoba

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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: …

2017 Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Monday, February 27, 2017

Plan to attend the Manitoba Pork Annual General Meeting & Banquet on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at The Fairmont Winnipeg. Click here to see the agenda. Register for the day’s proceedings and/or the evening banquet by March 30 as follows: – …

Manitoba pork producers welcome updated building code

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Media Release, Winnipeg: On behalf of Manitoba pork producers, Manitoba Pork Chair George Matheson welcomes the Government of Manitoba’s recent commitment to repealing the Manitoba Farm Building Code, and amending the Manitoba Building Code by adding specific provisions for farm …

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