Reports and Publications

You’ll find important and relevant reports and publications on a wide variety of environmental aspects relating to the pork industry in the following:

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

Manitoba Pork's 2011 Green Plan

What to do and what not to do about phosphorus in Agro-Manitoba – the science: This report from noted soil scientist, Steve Sheppard, debunks some of the myths about phosphorus and manure in Manitoba soils.

Environmental Sustainability and Hog Production in Manitoba (Manitoba Clean Environment Commission, 2007, 188 pages): A comprehensive report on the hog industry in Manitoba in 2006-07, which concluded that the hog industry was sustainable and showing their recommendations to government on improving the industry’s environmental sustainability.

The Dirt on Pigs and the Environment: A pamphlet on the environmental practices of Canadian hog producers. Note: a new publication on pig manure and the environment is pending.

Pig Tales: A pamphlet for kids on how pigs are raised in Manitoba.

Swine Production and Greenhouse Gases: A report from Quebec on greenhouse gases and hog production, as well as the successful efforts being made to reduce GHGs.

We are Part of the Solution Campaign: Check out our videos about some of the people and practices we undertake to protect the environment. You can also read the pamphlet of the same name above.




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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