QUICK CANADIAN PIG FACTS
• All pigs in Canada are raised without the use of added hormones.
• There are more than 21.5 million pigs in Canada.
• 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 enrichment (toys).
• 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.
Videos created in partnership with Farm & Food Care Ontario. To tour more farms, visit their website: www.farmfood360.ca.