Starting or Expanding a Pig Farm in Manitoba

At the request of Manitoba Pork, DGH Engineering Ltd. has prepared a detailed budget estimate to construct new hog finisher facilities in today’s market conditions. Click on the following links to view the reports and appendices:

1600 Head Hog Farrow Wean Barn – updated January 2017

2000 Head Hog Finisher Barn – June 2015

3200 Head Hog Farrow Wean Barn – January 2017

4000 Head Hog Finisher Barn – updated January 2017

Manitoba Hydro Interpretation of Classification of Livestock Barns for Electrical Code – August 2016

(Coming soon: costings for a nursery barn and an under barn storage option for a 4000 head finisher barn.)


Click here for Manitoba Pork’s step-by-step guide (August 2016 version) to help you navigate the approval and regulatory processes for starting or expanding a pig farm in Manitoba. If you would like to discuss this information further, contact Mike Teillet, Manitoba Pork’s Manager of Sustainable Development, at 204-235-2309 or mteillet@manitobapork.com.

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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: …

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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