Despite rumblings, industry officials say no official complaint has been filed
Canadian Pork Council
‘Agribusiness members had been telling us that CFIA needed to dramatically improve how it interacts with its stakeholders,’ says a Canadian Federation of Independent Business spokesperson
The fee for endorsing export certifications will be in effect until September 2013
photo: Jurgen Preugschas
Access to abattoirs and unclear labelling of imported meats top concerns at Ontario Pork’s annual meeting this week
The next round of tenders closes Dec. 9, later than planned, but on track to disperse more than $10 million of the $37.5 million-program that ends March 31, 2010
Incomplete paperwork jams the first flow of government funds to Canadian hog producers hoping to exit the industry
UPDATE: Oct. 28, 2009, 4:50 PM — What's the most hog buyout program administrators are prepared to pay per animal? See Catherine Scovil, associate director of the Canadian Pork Council's response
One industry player says there's "movement" in talks between Canada and the United States about controversial U.S. labelling legislation. Meanwhile, Canada's livestock sectors struggle with new realities.
With Ontario pork prices still in an extended down cycle, many within the industry are concerned about the long term effect on producers.
Sow numbers represented in Ontario applications to a national cull program exceed a cap for the program’s first stage. Nevertheless, a member of a committee organizing slaughter logistics within the province urges producers who might still be interested in the program to apply.
Pork producers taking part in the federal sow cull program are required to keep breeding stock out of a barn for three years. However, they can use the barn as a nursery or as a feeding facility during that time period, the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has confirmed.
It will take about another week before the federally mandated culling of sows can actually begin in Ontario says a member of a provincial committee organizing the program’s logistics.