Service Providers

Site Entry Protocols for Service Providers – Manitoba Pork
Service providers that move from farm to farm provide a legitimate risk of spreading disease if they do not follow adequate protocols for visiting sites. They should always contact the farm manager ahead of their visit and follow the farm’s entry protocols.

Service Provider Checklist – Manitoba Pork
Service providers should contact barn personnel ahead of an intended visit and follow the farm’s biosecurity protocols for entry. Visits should be postponed if you have signs of cold, flu or stomach issues. Service providers should follow this checklist when visiting a farm.

Service Vehicle Biosecurity Protocol – Ontario Swine Health Advisory Board

Effective Disinfectants, pH and Temperatures against PEDv
PEDv is stable between pH 5.0-9.0 and up to 60°C. Certain disinfectants – such as Virkon S and Synergize – have been proven effective against the virus if adequate contact/contact time is allowed. PEDv is most susceptible to hot, dry conditions; allowing surfaces to fully dry will help kill the virus.

Feed Delivery Protocols for Disease Control – Ontario Pork

Feed Delivery Biosecurity – National Pork Board (US)
Feed delivery personnel should not enter the barn and should only access the area around the feed bins. Bagged feed should be limited and should be delivered to a separate farm building. Delivery personnel should wear clean clothes and disposable boot covers when delivering feed. Feed trucks should be fully washed and disinfected at least once weekly or immediately following any visits to high-risk sites.

Biosecure Deadstock Removal – National Pork Board (US)
Deadstock pick-up should occur away from the barns, preferably near a public access road. Deadstock haulers should not need to cross the same path as farm and delivery vehicles/workers.

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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