Manitoba Pork is proud to present a strong vision for long-term sustainability on behalf of the province’s pork producers. The plan, called Embracing a Sustainable Future, is to be shared with all Manitobans.
It is comprised of 82 commitments that reflect some existing and some new approaches to green farming practices, barn location, animal care, farm safety, research, education and public awareness, food safety, trade and social responsibility.
“We are just beginning to emerge from several very challenging years when producers have struggled just to keep their farms afloat. We’ve lost 30% of our pork producing farms in five years,” says Karl Kynoch, Manitoba Pork Chairman. “We feel the need, now more than ever, to set a course that will ensure a bright future for pork production. At the same time, we will not compromise the province’s land and water, the health and safety of humans nor the well-being of animals to do so.”
Embracing a Sustainable Future is the culmination of three years of research, writing and consultation and is very much a collaborative effort. It is intended to open a conversation with all Manitobans about how farming is done. It is a living document that Manitoba Pork will constantly revisit over the coming years.
The plan – in full and in brief – is available HERE.
To see what Manitoba pork producers are doing already, check out these VIDEOS.
About the Manitoba Pork Council:
The Manitoba Pork Council (MPC) is the association of the province’s pork producing farmers. As a membership association, MPC delivers a range of programs and activities designed for its farmer members. MPC’s mission is to foster the sustainability and prosperity of the pork industry for the good of pork producers and all Manitobans.
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For more information, contact:Kelly Funke, Manager, Communications and Media Programs Manitoba Pork Council (204) 235-2303/(204) 791-6395 [email protected]