Find out how to transport hogs from barn to barn or from barn to the processor, in a safe, low-stress and humane way. Information on the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is also available here.


Swine Transport Calculator

A tool to calculate the average weight of hogs, total trailer area, maximum temperature and distance of trip.

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Code of Practice: Transportation

Manitoba Pork Council has worked with industry experts to develop resources such as this to help producers and farm employees reduce the stress for animals during transportation.

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Pigs in Transit

This booklet describes how producers should care for pigs to prepare them for transport, as well as during transport, including truck conditions and human contact.

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Humane Handling and Euthanasia of Swine

This publication will provide anyone who handles pigs with standards for live animal assessment to ensure proper, humane handling of unfit swine, as required by law and animal welfare standards.

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Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) Program

The Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) is a quality assurance program designed specifically for transporters, producers and handlers or pigs

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Pig Trace Canada Traceability Ear Tags

PigTrace Canada allows for two types of identification, shoulder slap tattoos and a national ear tag.

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Emergency Response Unit

In the event of a an emergency, such as a truck rollover or a traffic collision that involves hogs, contact this unit to help re-transport or to euthanize injured animals at the scene of the accident.

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Fitness for Transport

This tool provides a decision tree to help you decide if a pig should be loaded for transport.

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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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