Alberta Pork’s board of directors, staff and producers regret to announce the loss of pork industry legend, Bruce Campbell, who passed away on Tues., May 17, aged 85-years-old. Our sincere condolences to Campbell’s loved ones and former colleagues.
Campbell grew up on a farm near Chater, Manitoba and graduated from the University of Manitoba, in 1958, with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Animal Science. Soon after, he became a livestock feed salesman with Feed Rite Mills and purchased a stake in Landmark Feeds Inc., in 1968. He would eventually become the Landmark’s sole owner and would remain with the company until 1999, when the company was sold to Maple Leaf Foods.
Starting in 1982, Campbell founded Landmark’s hog production unit, then known as Elite Swine. At the time of Landmark’s sale to Maple Leaf, Elite Swine was Canada’s largest swine management company, with upwards of 150,000 sows on-farm in western Canada.
Throughout his career, he received many awards within the agriculture industry, his community, province and country. The University of Manitoba’s Farm and Food Discovery Centre currently bears his name, given his ongoing commitment to agricultural education.
Rest in peace, Bruce. May your legacy live on!