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Joint initiative aims to drive Canada’s pig welfare efforts

A joint government and industry initiative is helping drive Canadian pig producer’s efforts to improve animal welfare standards on their farms.

A program launched by the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan in partnership with industry body Sask Pork is working to give farmers in the province easier access to equipment that will help them comply with animal welfare regulations, reports The Pig Site.

The two-year initiative — which is set to run until February 2018 — will give farmers up to $4,000 CAD ($3,000 USD) to help them to purchase needle-free injection equipment or euthanasia equipment.

The governments will cover 60% of the costs of purchasing the equipment, while the remaining amount will be split between Sask Pork and the producer.

“Needle-free [and euthanasia equipment] is quite complicated,” said Harvey Wagner, manager of producer services with Sask Pork.

“It’s a high degree of technology and very fine tolerances, so the equipment is fairly expensive.”

By giving producers support to purchase the equipment, farms will have the tools they need to help meet welfare regulations for the long-term, he said.

Any Canadian Quality Assurance-registered farm is eligible for the grant, which means all of Saskatchewan’s commercial farms can apply, Wagner added.

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Posted on May 19, 2017

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