Legislation & Regulations

Manitoba pig farmers are among the most highly regulated producers in North America. Click on the links below to learn more about the regulations affecting the industry.

The Planning Act: This legislation has some rules which regulate the swine industry from a locational perspective.

The Provincial Planning Regulation: This regulation contains specific rules related to sizes and location of hog operation as regulated under The Planning Act.

Nutrient Management Regulation

Technical Review Regulation

The Environment Act: This legislation has some rules which regulate the hog industry from an environmental perspective.

The Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation: This regulation is the major set of rules governing the handling of manure in Manitoba as regulated under The Environment Act.

Other legislation and regulations: Visit the Government of Manitoba’s legislation and regulations page.

Summary of Main Manure Regulations in Manitoba (as of January 2017): View a table prepared by Manitoba Pork summarizing many of the important manure handling rules.