Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    

Education

The Pig Mobile

The Pig Mobile is a glassed-in traveling display unit that holds a sow and piglets as well as other pigs at various stages of development. It allows the students to see pigs up close without the biosecurity concerns of an on-farm visit.

To book, please email Ron Douglas (early booking is recommended)


 

Everything But The Oink

Protein plays an important role in health throughout a person’s lifespan. Protein helps to maintain lean muscle mass and is a key component in bone health as well, making up the base matrix of bones for calcium and vitamin D to then form strong and flexible bones.

Pig Tales Fun Book

Intended for a younger audience, the Pig Tales Fun Book is loaded with great activities for kids to enjoy. From word games and colouring to puzzles, word searches and trivia! Your students will have a blast with this 14-page activity book while they learn all about pigs in the process.

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The Poop Cycle

This handy 1-page full colour chart shows the 4-stage cycle of what happens with pig poop, or manure, from storage to farmers' fields to fertilizing crops like corn, which is then used to feed pigs before the entire process repeats. It also highlights some facts about just how much "pig poop" is created and used at the various steps along the way.

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Ontario Pork Antibiotic Fact Sheet

From the farm to your table, Ontario’s pork producers are committed to providing safe, wholesome food for you and your family.

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The Dirt on Pigs

Farmers and their families live very close to the land and understand the importance of healthy soil, water and air. Farmers respect and depend on the environment to create a healthy place to live as well as the right conditions to grow crops and raise livestock.

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Pig Basics

Everything you ever needed to know about pigs …but didn’t know who to ask! Most Canadians (98%)are not farmers, but many know someone who produces, sells, buys or simply loves pork. The great news is that farmers want to share their stories and talk about how they raise their pigs and the pork you eat.

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Pigs of the World

There are more than 29 different breeds of pigs that are raised for pork. The Yorkshire, Landrace, Duroc and Hampshire are popular breeds on Canadian farms.

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