The Alberta Pork Producers Development Corporation (Alberta Pork) is a non-profit organization representing the interests of Alberta’s hog producers to government, the general public, media, as well as to other interest groups and industry partners.
Alberta Pork was formed in 1969 as a self-sustaining non-profit marketing board whose main purpose from 1969 to 1996 was to act as a single-desk seller to market all pigs in Alberta while carrying out programs for promotion and development of the industry. In December of 1996, the marketing powers were modified to allow open marketing, and in late 2001, the corporation adopted the status of a marketing commission with no control over the sale of pigs.
The powers of the corporation and the regulations governing its operations are established under the Alberta Pork Producers Marketing Plan, which is enabled through the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act in the Province of Alberta. This is the same act that allows the establishment and existence of 16 other commodity marketing boards and commissions in Alberta.
Alberta pork producers provide the highest attention to the health and care of their pigs, to the safety for their workers and families, to the sustainability of the environment and to the needs of the consumers for whom they proudly grow food. The pork produced by Alberta pork producers is of the highest quality and favoured all over the world.