The theme behind this issue of Better Pork is getting on with business. And, in this regard, at a time when prospects for the Ontario pork industry seem to be at ebb tide, we found inspiration in western Ontario-based Paragon Farms.
Our readers will be familiar with some of the players in Paragon. We featured them in a cover story on Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) in the pork industry in the inaugural issue of Better Pork, published in February, 2000. Then, the people running Paragon Farms’ operations were part of Cold Springs Farm, a storied turkey and pork producing operation based in Thamesford.