Legislation and Regulations

Manitoba hog farmers are among the most highly regulated producers in North America. We invite you to click on the links below to learn more about the regulations affecting the industry.

The Environment Act: This legislation has some rules which regulate the hog industry from an environmental perspective.

The Planning Act: This legislation has some rules which regulate the swine industry from a locational perspective.

The Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation: This regulation is the major set of rules governing the handling of manure in Manitoba as regulated under The Environment Act.

The Provincial Planning Regulation: This regulation contains specific rules related to sizes and location of hog operation as regulated under The Planning Act.

The Save Lake Winnipeg Act: Here you can find useful details regarding the Act.

Other Legislation and Regulations: Visit the Government of Manitoba’s legislation and regulations page.

Summary of Main Manure Regulations in Manitoba: View a table prepared by Manitoba Pork summarizing many of the important manure handling rules.

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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