We all know that farm animals can get sick. But how many of us are aware of just how damaging animal epidemics can be – whether on the other side of the world or on our own doorstep? They can and do cause huge economic losses and harm to the health of animals and humans, […]
Hog Watch Manitoba is a coalition of farmers, environmentalists, animal welfare supporters and concerned members of the public who are promoting a sustainable hog industry in Manitoba. We appreciate the opportunity to offer feedback on the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.
Intensive Livestock Operations; and the Industrializing of Rural America[i] by John Ikerd[ii] Growing public concerns about environmental and public health risks are challenging the legitimacy of large-scale, industrial livestock feeding operations—called ILOs in Canada and CAFOs in the U.S. Some agricultural organizations and members of the general public are demanding that their state and […]
Winnipeg Free Press: Industrial pork production has become unsustainable Both Sides Now By: Vicki Burns and Janine Gibson Photo: NELSON CHING / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILES Industrial hog production is leading to devastating issues for Manitoba, according to Vicki Burns and Janine Gibson. For the last three decades, hog production in Manitoba has become increasingly industrialized with […]
Pig Progress PEDv can survive in lagoons, study shows Vincent ter Beek Editor of Pig Progress / Topic: Pigs around the world Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) can survive over nine months in infected lagoons, according to Canadian researchers. This was presented at the Joint Annual Meeting for the American Society of Animal Scientists […]
Manitoba Cooperator Barn building code changes under fire after blaze Hog Watch Manitoba is concerned that proposed building code changes will decrease fire safety; the province and pork industry don’t agree By Alexis Stockford Photo: Thinkstock Published: June 23, 2017 Manitoba’s pork producers say building code changes recognize what barns are, rather than treating […]
Winnipeg Sun Group calls for provincial government not to ease hog rules By Joyanne Pursaga, Winnipeg Sun First posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 07:42 PM CDT | Updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 08:35 PM CDT A group that fears relaxed hog rules will heighten water pollution has united to fight against the proposed changes. Members […]