Online Producer Engagement Series
As a way of remaining connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the winder months, Manitoba Pork hosted a series of online workshops on important hog sector issues. Each 30-minute presentation was be followed by a 15-minute interactive, question and answer discussion.
Workshops were recorded and posted online to our website afterwards; participants' faces and names are not visible.
What Can Biosecurity Software Offer My Farm?: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2021: Biosecurity is a critical part of any livestock operation. Accurate recording of all contacts and movements on and off your farm is critical information during a disease investigation. Learn about electronic movement tracking, geofencing, communication options, and rapid response to a disease event, as well as the value this information has in a disease investigation. Join presenters Dr. Glen Duizer (Office of the Chief Veterinarian of Manitoba), Rob Hannam (Farm Health Guardian), and LeeAnn Peters (Maple Leaf Agri-Farms) to hear their perspectives on biosecurity software for movement recording and disease response. Click here to register for What Can Biosecurity Software Offer My Farm?
Biosecurity Initiatives and Programming: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Manitoba Pork's Jenelle Hamblin discussed how disease outbreaks have taught us that it is especially critical to focus on biosecurity and disease prevention measures in springtime. Listen in for a PED status update and reminders of risk factors and biosecurity measures, and find out what biosecurity initiatives Manitoba Pork has implemented. Click here to watch Biosecurity Initiatives and Programming.
Agriculture Education: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2021: Manitoba Pork's Susan Riese, along with guest speakers Kristen Matwychuk, from the Farm and Food Discovery Centre (FFDC), and Sue Clayton, from Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba, discuss how Manitoba Pork promotes agricultural literacy through investments in the FFDC, and new online resources for teachers and students. Click here to watch Agriculture Education.
Swine Production Research Updates: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2021: Manitoba Pork's Grant Melnychuk and guest speaker Christine Rawluk, from the University of Manitoba, will discuss Manitoba Pork's long history of funding research to benefit the hog sector and provide updates on ongoing research projects designed to deliver results to benefit producers, their animals and their operations. Click here to watch Swine Production Research Updates.
African Swine Fever – Issues and Updates: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021: Manitoba Pork's Jenelle Hamblin and Susan Riese, along with PigTRACE's Jeff Clark, will provide an update on the ongoing provincial and national initiatives underway to help prevent ASF, as well as plans under development for the industry to rebound in the event ASF is found in the provincial swine herd. Click here to watch African Swine Fever - Issues and Updates.
Strep zoo: The Scariest Pig Disease You’ve Never Heard Of... (December 7, 2020): Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus is a bacterial pathogen that was found in Manitoba in 2019. Strep zoo affects all ages of pigs but has severe impacts on sows, causing sudden death, abortion and conception failure. Listen to presenters Barrie Russell and Chris Penner from Maple Leaf Foods for an overview of the impacts of this pathogen and actions to take should you suspect it on your farm. Click here to watch Strep zoo: The Scariest Pig Disease You’ve Never Heard Of... (1:11)
Changes to Transport Regulations (November 3, 2020): Swine transport regulations have changed. Listen to Manitoba Pork's Mark Fynn discuss those changes, including record keeping, transport durations and requirements for ‘compromised’ and ‘unfit’ pigs. Click here to watch Mark's 35-minute presentation. You can also find further swine transport information on Manitoba Pork's Transportation webpage.