Canadian Pork Council

Hog buyout auction delayed

Incomplete paperwork jams the first flow of government funds to Canadian hog producers hoping to exit the industry

UPDATE: Oct. 28, 2009, 4:50 PMWhat'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

Update: Embattled pork producers await go ahead on federal sow cull

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.