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Canadian weanlings provide you with choice

Manitoba is a day’s drive away from producers as far south as Nebraska and Iowa, making our pigs easily accessible. Over the years, American hog producers have been using Manitoba as a stable, single-source supply of weanlings. This helps supplement the supply of young pigs coming from other U.S. producers to meet the strong demand from U.S. finishers.

Canadian pigs from Manitoba are healthy and of the highest quality

A cool climate and low herd density in Manitoba significantly reduce the development and spread of disease. Cooler weather also improves lactation quality and quantity in nursing sows which enhances litter health. Manitoba producers use the best available genetics in the world to supply Canadian and American finisher barns with healthy, high quality weanlings and feeder pigs at competitive prices. Manitoba producers follow very strict, national bio-security standards to prevent the introduction of and spread of diseases.

Canadian pigs support U.S. sales back to Canada

Canada and the United States are currently the world’s largest trading partners. While Manitoba producers purchase feed, as well as farm and barn equipment from the U.S., American producers look to Manitoba as a reliable and affordable supply of weanlings, feeder pigs and breeding stock. Canada is also a large market for value-added pork products – about 25% of the Canadian domestic market for pork is supplied by the U.S. This integrated trade partnership between Canada and the U.S. allows both countries to remain competitive internationally.

U.S. producers have the opportunity to add value to Canadian pigs

Imported Canadian weanlings from Manitoba provide American finisher operations the oppor tunity to convert U.S. corn and soybeans into high value pork products. About 83% of Canadian hog exports to the U.S. are weanlings and feeder pigs. U.S. packing plants recognize and appreciate high quality Canadian genetics.

Canadian pigs help grow U.S. exports

A steady stream of healthy, high quality pigs from Manitoba helps keep barns in northern states operating at capacity, enabling the U.S. to meet increasing export demand. This translates to more dollars for you and your partners in North American pork production.

Safe, reliable, high quality weanlings are close to home

Manitobas's Major Markets

Manitoba’s major markets for hogs are Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Manitoba is within a day’s drive of most finishers in the U.S. Midwest.

Weanlings and feeders imported from Manitoba:

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Helpful resources

For information on transportation of pigs, including truck conditions, click on the following links:

Transportation & Wash Facilities
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Agri-food Trade Issues
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: Red Meat and Livestock Market Information