Research

As of December 2015, Manitoba Pork had spent almost $9.3 million on third party independent research since 1999 and continues to place a high priority on impactful and informative swine-related research.

Manitoba Pork does not conduct original research in-house. All Manitoba Pork research funding goes to independent outside bodies which in turn conduct original swine research. These research institutions include:

  • Swine Innovation Porc (SIP)
  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE), University of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI)
  • Prairie Swine Centre
  • Others, including Prairie Improvement Network and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium

In order to view the research results from these institutions, click on the various links below.

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Report on Phosphorus in Soils in Manitoba (formerly known as Steve Sheppard’s Report)

A copy of a report from a noted soil scientist de-bunking some of the myths about phosphorus and manure in Manitoba soils.

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Swine Innovation Porc

Swine Innovation Porc (SIP) is the Canadian Swine Research and Development Cluster and has funded close to $12 million in swine research across Canada. MPC provides partial funding for SIP. Visit the SIP home page.

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Prairie Swine Centre

Prairie Swine Centre (PSC) is a research facility located near Saskatoon and has provided and continues to produce significant swine-related research. MPC provides partial funding for the PSC. Visit the PSC home page.

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Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council

The Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC) is a government-funded body, which funds research into agricultural issues and in particular, new agricultural initiatives. Visit the MRAC home page.

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National Centre for Livestock and the Environment

The National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE) is located at the University of Manitoba’s Glen Lea Research station where a significant amount of research on livestock has been generated and continues to be performed. The MPC provides partial research funding to the NCLE.

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Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative

The Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) is an independent body, which funds research into issues associated with livestock manure. The MPC partially funds the MLMMI.

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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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