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The facts on phosphorus & manure in Manitoba
Though fingers point at pork producers, all of agriculture in this province contributes only 15% of the phosphorus to Lake Winnipeg. In fact, the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board created the following list of phosphorus contributors:
• 53% outside sources (32% USA)
• 17% natural and undefi ned sources (eg. septic fi elds)
• 15% agriculture (of which hogs contribute only 1.5%)
• 9% municipal/Winnipeg wastewater
• 6% atmospheric
Source: Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board December 2006 report Reducing Nutrient Loading to Lake Winnipeg and its Watershed
• Manure is a valuable by-product of animals. In fact, the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission stated that use of manure as fertilizer on crop land should be encouraged, where practical, over the use of synthetic fertilizers because it helps build soil.
• Manitoba’s larger pork producers (300 Animal Units or more) submit annual manure management plans, keep detailed manure application records, complete annual soil testing and manure analysis, and share their environmental records with the provincial government.
• By law, farmers must not allow manure to run off into waterways.
News and EventsConcrete progress on Pig Code brings finish line into focus
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Guelph, Ontario, Dec. 02, 2013: Canada is closing in on a major milestone to complete a new Code of Practice for the care and handling of pigs. Farm animal care stakeholders made strong progress last week at meetings in Ottawa …Smart Pig Handling – MPC has released new video series
Monday, December 02, 2013
MEDIA RELEASE (Winnipeg, MB) December 2, 2013 – Manitoba Pork Council (MPC) has released a new series of videos – Smart Pig Handling – which is expected to become a vital part of employee training in the hog industry. The information …CPC in Washington with Minister Ritz to Discuss COOL
Friday, November 22, 2013
November 22, 2013(Ottawa, ON) Canadian Pork Council’s Chair, Jean-Guy Vincent and Executive Director, Martin Rice joined Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of the Canadian livestock industry for the …