Second Look: Ontario pork processing: Can we compete?

What is the future for Maple leaf’s Burlington processing plant? Will there be a buyer or will it shut down? And if it survives what will be its business model?


Many Ontario producers would argue today that the biggest challenge facing the pork industry is a competitive processing sector. This issue has really come to the fore with the proposed sale of the Burlington processing plant by Maple Leaf Foods, which slaughters close to 45 per cent of Ontario’s weekly hog sales.

Better Pork - December 2008