As of March 2017, Manitoba Pork had spent almost $10 million on third party independent research since 1999 and continues to place a high priority on impactful and informative swine-related research.
Manitoba Pork conducts very little original research in-house. Almost all Manitoba Pork research funding goes to independent outside bodies which in turn conduct original swine research, or coordinate original research through other research institutions, including:
- Swine Innovation Porc (SIP)
- University of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
- National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE), University of Manitoba
- Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI)
- Prairie Swine Centre (PSC)
- Others, including the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium
To view the research results from these institutions, click on the links below.
What to do and what not to do about phosphorus in Agro-Manitoba – the science: A copy of a report from S.C. Sheppard, noted soil scientist, de-bunking some of the myths about phosphorus and manure in Manitoba soils.
Swine Innovation Porc: SIP is the Canadian National Swine Research and Development Cluster and has funded close to $32 million in swine research across Canada since 2009. Manitoba Pork provides funding for SIP. Click here to visit the SIP website.
Prairie Swine Centre: PSC is a research facility located near Saskatoon and has provided and continues to produce significant swine-related original research. Manitoba Pork provides funding for the PSC. Click here to visit the PSC website.
National Centre for Livestock and the Environment: NCLE is located at the University of Manitoba’s Glen Lea Research station where a significant amount of research on livestock has been generated and continues to be performed. Manitoba Pork provides research funding to the NCLE. Click here to visit the NCLE website.
Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative: MLMMI was an independent body which funded original research into issues associated with livestock manure, which was disbanded as of March 31, 2018. Manitoba Pork partially funded the MLMMI, and will be housing its accumulated research on this website in the near future.