Hog producers in Manitoba are getting ready to build new barns.
The move comes as a moratorium has been lifted by the province.
Manitoba Pork Council general manager Andrew Dickson tells 680 CJOB it can only mean good things for the economy.
“It brings all kinds of jobs into the province. We’re a major exporter. We bring fresh dollars into the economy which helps pay for our hospital system, helps pay our municipal taxes, helps pay for the sorts of benefits that the government can provide to citizens through increased income taxes, and so on,” says Dickson.
He suspects 100 new and renovated barns will be completed by 2021.
The moratorium was introduced in 2011, and was lifted last year.