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This Little Piggy Built a New Barn

The Manitoba government will be proposing legislation to remove the prohibition on expansion of hog barns and manure storage facilities. Bill 24, The Red Tape Reduction And Government Efficiency Act 2017, will enable hog producers to construct new hog barns and expand or modify existing ones. The bill will also remove the requirement for permits for building and expanding existing manure storage facilities and allow for spreading manure in the winter. Hog producers will still be required to follow the by-laws of their local municipality and apply for conditional use permits where the livestock operation exceeds 300 animals.

If passed, the new legislation could open up significant opportunities for hog producers and encourage the growth of the hog industry in Manitoba.

If you are a hog producer and would like to know more about what this means for you, please contact our office.

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