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Ontario Pork Background Information

Our History
Ontario Pork represents the 3100 producers who market hogs in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Pork Producers’ Marketing Board (OPPMB) was formed in 1946. A producer vote held in 1945 showed there was an overwhelming majority of hog producers in Ontario who favoured a producer-controlled organization. The provincial government enacted the Ontario Hog Marketing Scheme - 1946 under the Farm Products Control Act. 

This legislation, now called the Farm Products Marketing Act, provides the legal authority for hog producers to organize and control their own affairs through the Ontario Pork Producers’ Marketing Board. The Act and accompanying regulations empowers the Board to market hogs. It spells out how the Board can go about its business, including elections. (Legislation).

Our Purpose
Ontario Pork represents pork producers in many areas, including hog marketing, consumer education, research, government representation, environmental issues, animal care and food quality assurance. The organization is also responsible for arranging for payment of hogs and, working cooperatively with the processors, arranging the trucking. Ontario Pork acts as the official spokes-group for the industry and is a source of information about the industry.
To be viewed by Ontarioís pork producers, processors, and government as the essential coordinating link, strategically responding to marketing challenges of the pork industry.
Providing an effective and responsible regulatory marketing system that promotes a healthy, vibrant and responsive Ontario pork industry, today and tomorrow.

2006 Corporate Profile


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