While the Manitoba hog industry has been stuck at a standstill, with new barns on the way, it looks to be getting back to growth. Manitoba’s Pork Council is expecting 50-100 new and replacement barns to be built in the next year.

The growth comes following the lift of a decade-old series of regulations that were holding up development.

The slump has left packers with millions fewer hogs to slaughter, according to The Western Producer.

By comparison, Iowa is set to see 200-230 new barns in construction this year.