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.
- The Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation: This regulation under the Environment Act is the major set of rules governing the handling and application of manure in Manitoba.
- Nutrient Management Regulation: This regulation under the Environment Act identifies certain restrictions on when manure can be applied to the land, as well as the criteria under which producers are required to prepare nutrient management plans.
- Summary of Main Manure Regulations in Manitoba: Summary of Main Manure Regulations in Manitoba: To assist in the interpretation and application of Manitoba’s manure handling regulations, Manitoba Pork prepared this summary table identifying key rules, requirements and dates.