Service Providers


On farm service providers offer essential services to Manitoba producers. It is very important for producers to communicate with service providers prior to their visit and relay pertinent biosecurity information related to their required task. Depending on where on the premises a service provider is set to work, the CAZ or the RAZ, will dictate the instructions and the protocols they will receive. Communication is key to effective biosecurity.

 Site Entry Protocols for Service Providers – Manitoba Pork

Service Vehicle Biosecurity Protocol – OSHAB:

Service providers that move from farm to farm provide a legitimate risk of spreading disease if they do not follow adequate protocols for visiting sites. They should always contact the farm manager ahead of their visit and follow the farm’s entry protocols.

Car Zones Diagram

Diagram of CAZ and RAZ feature

Service Provider Checklist – Manitoba Pork
Service providers should contact barn personnel ahead of an intended visit and follow the farm’s biosecurity protocols for entry. Visits should be postponed if you have signs of cold, flu or stomach issues. Service providers should follow this checklist when visiting a farm.

Characteristics of Selected Disinfectants – CFSPH Iowa State University

Disinfectants Proven Effective against Coronaviruses – EQSP:

Disinfectants act to inactivate pathogens and can be extremely effective when applied to a visually clean surface. Different disinfectants have different effectiveness against different pathogens, depending on their type, concentration, and contact time. Only certain disinfectants are effective against coronaviruses, such as PEDv.

Disinfection in Freezing Temperatures – EQSP:

At temperatures below freezing, propylene glycol (PG) can added to disinfectants to delay them from freezing and allow adequate contact time to kill pathogens. As much as 40% PG (by volume) must be used in the disinfectant solution to allow adequate contact time below -20°C.

Feed Delivery Protocols for Disease Control – Ontario Pork

Feed Delivery Biosecurity – National Pork Board (US):

Feed delivery personnel should not enter the barn and should only access the area around the feed bins. Bagged feed should be limited and should be delivered to a separate farm building. Delivery personnel should wear clean clothes and disposable boot covers when delivering feed. Feed trucks should be fully washed and disinfected at least once weekly or immediately following any visits to high-risk sites.

Biosecure Deadstock Removal – National Pork Board (US):
Deadstock pick-up should occur away from the barns, preferably near a public access road. Deadstock haulers should not need to cross the same path as farm and delivery vehicles/workers.


Jenelle Hamblin
Director, Swine Health

Manitoba Pork represents 624 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, closed from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. for lunch. As much as possible, please 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
24-hour Emergency Contact Line: 1-833-310-0108

28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2J 4G7