Western Standard

February 14, 2023

An Olymel hog barn in Saskatchewan burned down, killing more than 10,000 pigs.

The facility is located near Sturgis, about an hour north of Yorkton.

Olymel spokesperson Richard Vigneault confirmed no staff were injured and all the hogs died in the fire.

“It’s very unfortunate,” said Vigneault.

“It’s a total loss. Fortunately, all the staff is OK, but the animals all perished.”

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