The Smart Pig Handling Video series produced by Manitoba Pork, provides training to new herdspersons on how to safely and effectively handle pigs while minimizing stress on themselves and their animals.
Producers can contact their provincial pork organization (in Canada) for an extended version of the training, which can be customized to their farm type. To order a copy of the video series in Saskatchewan call (306) 343-3502 or email email@example.com.
Development of this video was supported by Alberta Pork, Sask Pork, Ontario Pork and EPQ. It was also supported by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, and the Government of Alberta. This project’s main support came from the FCC Ag Safety Fund administered by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association with funding from Farm Credit Canada.
Chapter 1: Basic Pig Behavior
Chapter 2: Principles of Pig Handling
Chapter 3: Handling Sows and Boars
Chapter 4: Handling of Piglets and Nursery Pigs
Chapter 5: Handling Growers and Market Hogs
Chapter 6: Loading and Unloading