Ontario Pork Background Information
|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.
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).
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
|Providing an effective and
responsible regulatory marketing system that promotes a healthy, vibrant
and responsive Ontario pork industry, today and tomorrow.