Program Funding

Explore the funding programs and training opportunities available through various industry and government initiatives.

Growing Assurance Programs

Growing Assurance: Animal Welfare

This initiative is aimed at upgrading on-farm euthanasia equipment and providing training on its proper use and maintenance. Funding is available for other welfare-related items. Click here for more information.

e-application        catalogue of eligible items

Available Funding: $5,000
Submit applications* to MAFRDGF2@gov.mb.ca

* Must be accompanied by a copy of your CQA Certificate.

Growing Assurance: Biosecurity

This initiative is aimed at enhancing on-farm biosecurity by funding projects that protect the health of Manitoba swine herds. Click here for more information.

e-application        catalogue of eligible items

Available Funding: $10,000
Submit applications** to MAFRDGF2@gov.mb.ca

** Must be accompanied by a letter from your herd veterinarian endorsing the project and a copy of your CQA Certificate.

Growing Assurance – Environment: On-Farm Fuel Storage

This beneficial management practice (BMP) initiative is aimed at reducing the risk of soil or water contamination from older on-farm fuel storage systems. Eligible farmers will receive up to 30% of the cost of installing new on-farm fuel storage systems, to a maximum of $5,000. To be eligible for this BMP, applicants must own, rent, lease, manage or otherwise control a minimum of 320 acres of agricultural land used to produce agricultural products. Applications are being accepted, and the program will run until the funding is fully allocated. For more information, click here.

Growing Assurance – Environment: Sanitation Equipment for Commercial Manure Applicators

This beneficial management practice (BMP) initiative is designed to help reduce the risk of spreading crop and livestock diseases between farms. Commercial manure applicators can apply for up to $15,000 or 50% of the cost of new sanitation equipment, including all necessary items for a mobile hot-wash unit. Applicants for this funding must have completed and passed the Commercial Manure Applicator program at Brandon’s Assiniboine Community College and possess a valid applicator’s license. For more information, click here.

Growing Assurance: Food Safety

This initiative is aimed at encouraging the uptake of needle-free injection technology to enhance food safety. Swine farms are also encouraged to register on CQA, the national on-farm food safety and animal welfare program. Click here for more information.

e-application        catalogue of eligible items

Available Funding: $2,000
Submit applications* to MAFRDGF2@gov.mb.ca

* Must be accompanied by a copy of your CQA Certificate.

Growing Assurance: Workplace Health & Safety

This initiative is aimed at instilling a safe workplace culture on Manitoba swine farms by funding the development of customized workplace health and safety plans through accredited organizations. Click here for more information.

e-application        catalogue of eligible items

Available Funding: $500
Submit applications* to MAFRDGF2@gov.mb.ca

* Must be accompanied by a copy of your CQA Certificate.

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 Events

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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