Manitoba hog farmers devote their time and care in raising their pigs and want to ensure they are always handled and transported safely and humanely.
To ensure pigs are handled humanely, herdpersons are trained to handle the animals safely and with minimal stress to themselves and the animals.
For access to our pig handling training videos, click here.
Pig transporters in Manitoba are held to a high standard as outlined in the Code of Practice for transportation of pigs, government legislation, and the Transport Quality Assurance program. Manitoba also has an Emergency Response Unit to respond to accidents involving pigs.
For access to these resources and information, click here.
Chop Talk – Issue #3-2017Feb 15th, 2017
In this issue of Chop Talk: UM Animal Science Dept: Changes at the helm; CWSHIN 4th quarter 2016 report; Canadian Pork Excellence (CPE) being piloted on farms; Manure nutrients: Could gravity provide the answer? Starting or expanding a pig farm: …
News and EventsManitoba pork producers welcome updated building code
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Monday, October 31, 2016
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