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Manitoba pork producers welcome updated building code

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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Biosecurity Notice from the Office of the Chief Veterinarian

Due to the ongoing risks associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and Seneca Virus A, the Manitoba Chief Veterinarian would like to remind animal transporters to use proper biosecurity practices when delivering animals to high traffic sites. This is a critical …

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Manitoba pork producers welcome CETA signing

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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Producer Alert: Senecavirus A confirmed in Ontario

Senecavirus A (formerly called Seneca Valley Virus or SVV) has been confirmed in Ontario. Clinical signs of this disease closely resemble Foot and Mouth Disease, so the U.S. authorities have turned away at least eight truckloads of pigs which apparently …

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Producer Alert: Manitoba’s 10th on-farm case of PED 

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 …

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Producer Alert: Seneca Valley Virus (SVV)

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 …

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Manitoba’s 9th case of PED found in sow barn

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 …

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PigTrace Canada: Introduction of financial penalties

PigTrace, the Canadian Pork Council’s (CPC) national traceability program, became mandatory in July 2014 under the Government of Canada’s Health of Animals Regulations. To date, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) traceability enforcement has focused on education and, on rare …

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CWSHIN 2nd quarter 2016 report released

CWSHIN (the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network) was created in 2015 to help producers stay informed about swine disease monitoring and disease knowledge transfer in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This Western Canadian alliance of producers, veterinarians and scientists issues quarterly reports …

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Unused medication and pesticide collection coming to Manitoba this fall

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) is working with CleanFARMS to conduct a collection of unwanted, obsolete and expired livestock medications and pesticides at no cost to producers. You can take advantage of this opportunity at 19 locations in Manitoba …

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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: …

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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 …

Biosecurity Notice from the Office of the Chief Veterinarian

Monday, December 12, 2016

Due to the ongoing risks associated with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and Seneca Virus A, the Manitoba Chief Veterinarian would like to remind animal transporters to use proper biosecurity practices when delivering animals to high traffic sites. This is a critical …

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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