Pig Farm Videos
In this 360° tour, you’ll meet a Canadian pig farming family and learn all about how pigs are cared for, what they eat, where they live, and how farmers keep them healthy.
360° Canadian Pig Farm Tour
In this 360° video tour, you’ll get to see inside a working Canadian pig farm and learn all about how pigs are cared for, what they eat, where they live, and how Canadian pig farmers keep their animals entertained and healthy. You’ll also learn about the breeding and farrowing process, as well as the special needs of newborn piglets.
Caring for Pigs
This video describes the level of care and attention that goes into raising pigs. From housing to breeding to nutrition, you’ll learn all about the habits and needs of growing pigs.
Biosecurity on a Canadian Pig Farm
Safe food starts at the farm, and biosecurity is an important aspect of food safety. In this video, you will learn about the biosecurity protocols that pork farmers must follow to keep their animals safe from outside pathogens.
Being a Pig Farm Family
Being a Pig Farm Family: In this video, you’ll meet Tara and Dennis who will explain what it means to them to raise pigs as a family. They’ll walk you through a typical day on their farm and the role the family plays within their operation.
Safety in Farrowing
Sows are female pigs that can birth six to twenty-four piglets in a littler; they give birth – called “farrowing” – approximately twice a year. Sows are housed in a farrowing crate during this time to ensure the highest quality cleanliness and nutrition, and to protect her and her piglets.
Quick Canadian Pig Facts
- All pigs in Canada are raised without the use of added hormones.
- Nearly all Canadian pigs are raised indoors to protect them from the elements and disease. Farmers are always looking for better ways to care for their pigs, including social housing and enrichments.
- Sweating like a pig is to not sweat at all! Pigs have no sweat glands so they rely on shade and water to keep cool. Barns have sophisticated ventilation systems and some even have sprinkler systems to keep the pigs cool and comfortable.