Legislation & Regulations

Manitoba pig farmers adhere to some of the most stringent siting and environmental regulations in all of North America. Click on the links below to learn more about the laws and regulations affecting the swine sector.

The Planning Act: This Act outlines the process involved in the provincial review of livestock operations as well as the steps and criteria involved in the municipal conditional use process.

  • The Provincial Planning Regulation: This regulation under the Planning Act contains specific siting and setback requirements when locating new hog barns or expanding existing barns.
  • Technical Review Regulation: This regulation under the Planning Act outlines the information producers must provide when applying to develop a large-scale livestock operation, as well as the steps and timelines involved in the provincial technical review process. Additional information on the Government of Manitoba’s Livestock Technical Review process can be found here: Livestock Technical Review.

The Environment Act: This Act outlines certain rules and requirements that regulate the swine sector from an environmental perspective.

Manitoba Pork represents 613 Manitoba hog farms

Manitoba Pork

Manitoba Pork’s office at 28 Terracon Place is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, please minimize person-to-person contact by emailing or phoning in requests for information, ear tags, and other resources. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.


Tel: 204-237-7447
Fax: 204-237-9831

28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2J 4G7

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