About 2,000 pigs dead after storm causes power outages

 

By: Gabrielle Piché, The Brandon Sun (Canada)

May. 5, 2022

 

Roughly 2,000 pigs are dead after an April storm caused farmyard power outages, one of Manitoba’s biggest pork producers confirmed Wednesday.

 

Infrastructure, backup generator and phone notification systems failed at a HyLife plant on April 24 after a Colorado low led to power outages, the company said.

 

This was "despite numerous extensive contingencies," a statement attributed to Dave Penner, HyLife’s chief operating officer farms, said.

 

"During extremely challenging and lengthy weather conditions, which resulted in highway closures, travel advisories and dangerous driving conditions, our employees were not able to access one of our sites," Penner wrote.

 

HyLife employees weren’t made available for a phone interview.

 

Roughly 2,000 pigs are dead after an April storm caused farmyard power outages, one of Manitoba’s biggest pork producers confirmed Wednesday.

 

Infrastructure, backup generator and phone notification systems failed at a HyLife plant on April 24 after a Colorado low led to power outages, the company said.

 

This was "despite numerous extensive contingencies," a statement attributed to Dave Penner, HyLife’s chief operating officer farms, said.

 

"During extremely challenging and lengthy weather conditions, which resulted in highway closures, travel advisories and dangerous driving conditions, our employees were not able to access one of our sites," Penner wrote.

 

HyLife employees weren’t made available for a phone interview...

 

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