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Animal Care Update

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  1. Animal Care Update Semi-Annual Meetings October 29 & 30, 2013 Presenter: Mark Fynn, Animal Care Specialist

  2. Code of Practice Update

  3. Code of Practice CDC currently reviewing ~47,000 individual comments August 21st/22nd Next meetings: November 27th/28th Completion/release: 2014 MPC Board position Sow housing: Market-driven; at least want to grandfather existing sow barns from having to convert to group housing Space allowance: Mostly meeting proposal; might need more leniency in nursery barns Euthanasia: align with AVMA

  4. Smart Pig Handling(Staff Training Videos)

  5. Growing Forward 2

  6. Growing Forward 2 Federal-provincial-territorial initiative Growing Assurance Research-based projects On-farm programs Gov’t contribution: 65% to eligible programs Swine Tech Advisory Committee Advises on catalogue of programs

  7. Growing Assurance - Proposals Biosecurity upgrade 65% of eligible items up to $5000 Air quality monitoring equipment 65% for H2S, NH3 monitors, etc. Euthanasia equipment / training 65% for approved equipment Training expenses covered (e.g. vet’s time)

  8. Growing Assurance - Proposals Workplace health and safety workshops Free workshops on developing customized WHS programs PigTrace workshops Free training on using (soon-to-be mandatory) traceability system Needle-free equipment / training 65% of eligible equipment up to $2000

  9. Growing Assurance - Proposals CQA adoption 65% of vet expenses for 1st time CQA registrations up to $2000 Industry adoption of CSHIN 65% of vet expenses for 1st time submissions to CSHIN (likely up to $500)

  10. Thanks! • Contact: • Mark Fynn • mfynn@manitobapork.com • (204) 235-2302