Carbon tax exemption moves ahead

Overview Earlier this month, Alberta Pork recommended hog producers advocate for Bill C-234, an Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The proposed amendment would “expand the definition of eligible farming machinery and extend the exemption to include natural gas and propane for specific uses.” Last week, on Wed., May 18, the bill…

Remembering Bernie Peet

Alberta Pork’s board of directors, staff and producers regret to announce that long-time pork industry titan, Bernie Peet, passed away unexpectedly on Wed., Apr. 20, aged 72-years-old. Our sincere condolences to Peet’s loved ones and former colleagues. Peet studied agriculture at Reading University, in Berkshire, U.K., from where he graduated, in 1974. After graduation, he…

Alberta hog farmers donate $10,000 to Ukraine

The current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has deeply touched everyone. As we all look for an end to this meaningless conflict, the violence and population displacement has created a tremendous need for international support. In solidarity with those affected by the situation, Alberta Pork’s board of directors has chosen to make a $10,000 financial contribution…

Food Banks Alberta welcomes pork from local farmers

Overview Alberta Pork is pleased to announce a new partnership with Food Banks Alberta. Last week, Alberta’s hog farmers donated five pallets of vacuum-packed fresh pork tenderloin, representing more than 5,000 tenderloins or enough for 15,000 meal portions. “We are beyond grateful for our new partnership with Alberta Pork,” says Arianna Scott, CEO, Food Banks…

Potential rail strike threatens feed supply

With global livestock feed supply already strained for several significant reasons, fuelling high prices, another possible disruption has been added to the list: a potential worker strike for Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, which may begin as early as Friday, March 11. CP is a major transporter of grain in western Canada and has played a…

Alberta Pork introduces 2022 directors

The Alberta Pork Board of Directors welcomes its latest members, Stan Vanessen and Dan Majeau. Our board of directors helps guide the future direction of our organization while performing important work on behalf of fellow producers and the entire industry. Stan and Dan will begin their upcoming three-year terms in March 2022. Stan is a…

Remembering George Foxcroft

Alberta Pork’s board of directors, staff and producers are saddened to acknowledge the passing of long-time pork industry researcher and advocate, Dr. George Foxcroft, who left us suddenly on Mon., Dec. 6. Our sincere condolences to Foxcroft’s loved ones and colleagues. Foxcroft earned a Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences and a PhD in Reproductive Physiology from…

Swine Tech returns virtually

The 22nd Red Deer Swine Technology Workshop returns virtually, free-of-charge, for two afternoons, on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2021, following a one-year hiatus. The 2021 edition of the event will take place via Zoom. Topics this year will range from profitability and feed ingredients to reproductive efficiency and sow mortality. The Red…