Second Look: The Canadian Hog Industry’s Plan for Success


Hog production practices and productivity improvements, as well as the exports of live animals and pork meat have been a Canadian success story for the past two decades.

Before the 1990s, Canada produced primarily for its domestic and the American market.  However, commencing in the mid 1990s, a steady rise of exports to other world markets became so significant that by 2008 they represented over 70 per cent of the total exports; more than double those going to the United States.

Better Pork - December 2009