Ontario Pork represents the 1,369 producers who market hogs in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board (OPPMB) was formed in 1946 at the request of producers. The provincial government enacted the Ontario Hog Marketing Scheme - 1946 under the Farm Products Control Act.
The health of animals is a concern and a priority for the Ontario swine sector. Animal health touches not only aspects of public health and food safety, but also the economic costs that animal disease out breaks can trigger as well as animal welfare considerations including the implications of disease control. Animal health measures and systems of disease surveillance, diagnosis and control help to strengthen the industry and ensure the continued production of high quality pork for consumers, retailers and trading partners.
Swine Health Ontario is a new leadership team with a long term vision of excellence in swine health management that gives the provincial swine industry a global competitive advantage.