The Environment

Manitoba hog producers are passionate about protecting the environment and are committed to following only the best practices possible. Learn more about our sustainable development commitments and the environmental aspects of the hog industry.

Embracing a Sustainable Future: Acting Locally, Thinking Globally: Click the link to view Manitoba Pork’s 2011 green plan with 82 commitments on improving the sustainability of Manitoba’s hog industry. Click here for a summarized version of the full report. Note that both of these documents are in the process of being updated.

 

See the videos below for more of Manitoba Pork’s sustainability initiatives:


Tricia Schmalenberg – I am Part of the Solution
Protecting Manitoba’s precious groundwater.


Sheldon Stott – I am part of the Solution.
Use of GPS technology to ensure nutrient run off does not enter lakes and streams.

 


Sheldon Stott, Director of environmental affairs with Hylife, a Manitoba pork producer, talks about the use of GPS technology in his industry’s commitment to the protection of our environment. Learn how the company he works with strives to reduce their overall environmental footprint on a daily basis.

 


Scott Dick – I am part of the Solution
Testing the water in monitoring wells to provide accurate reporting for the protection of our groundwater.

 


Scott Dick, Nutrient Management Specialist with Agra-Gold, a Manitoba pork producer, demonstrates how he samples water from monitoring wells around manure storage systems as an early detection system and to ensure the accurate reporting to protect our groundwater.

 


George Bilinsky – I am part of the Solution
Using injection method to ensure Manitoba’s farmlands receive the full benefit of organic fertilizer.

 


George Bilinsky, Director of Manure Management Planning with Farmers Edge, a Manitoba pork producer, talks about how his company bests uses the valuable organic nutrients available by injecting them into the ground of farmland, ensuring there is no runoff into nearby groundwater.

 

Manure Matters

 

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Legislation and Regulations

Manitoba hog farmers are among the most highly regulated producers in North America. We invite you to learn more about the regulations impacting the industry.

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Reports and Publications

You’ll find the most important and relevant reports and publications on a wide variety of environmental aspects relating to the pork industry here.

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Embracing a Sustainable Future: Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

Manitoba hog producers are passionate about protecting the environment and are committed to following only the best practices possible. Learn more about our sustainable development commitments and the environmental aspects of the hog industry: Click

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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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