Manitoba Cull Breeding Swine Program Update
Manitoba Pork Council reports hog operations with fewer
than 300 head make up the majority of those signing up for the federal Cull
Breeding Swine program.
In mid-April the federal government introduced a national swine herd
reduction program to better balance supply and demand and help improve live hog
The Cull Breeding Swine program offers 225 dollars per culled
animal to producers who agree to de-populate breeding barns and leave them empty
for three years.
Manitoba Pork Council producers services specialist Jeff
Clark says uptake in Manitoba has been fairly light.â€œIn Manitoba we've actually
been kind of slow to pick it up compared to some of the other provinces.
â€œIn total we have close to about 16 thousand animals that have been
applied for, so that's just over four percent of our provincial herd. Ontario
picked it up by far the most with 45 thousand animals applied for and that's
close to 11 percent of their herd.â€
â€¢ Manitoba Pork
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