Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Cutting sow numbers part of federal plan to help red meat producers

Like hundreds of other pork producers in Ontario, Cameron McLean, president of the Kent Pork Producers, is feeling the impact of what the pork industry has dubbed “the perfect storm:” a soaring loonie, escalating feed costs and plummeting hog prices. Reached the day after a major federal announcement, the 200-sow weaner operator, and 25-year veteran of the industry, also has questions about how the measures will be administered.