Provincial election 2019: your results

The latest Alberta provincial election took place on April 16, 2019. The overall result was a United Conservative Party victory with 63 of 87 total seats in the Legislative Assembly, forming a majority government. Leading up to the election, Alberta Pork covered electoral boundary changes, constituency characteristics, issues and candidates. What do the results mean…

Provincial election 2019: candidate profiles

The next Alberta provincial election will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. With each election cycle comes the possibility of new representatives and electoral boundary changes. Which candidate in your constituency best represents the interest of agriculture? Learn more about the election issues. Taken together, all constituencies in Calgary (including Airdrie-East) and Edmonton (including…

Provincial election 2019: know your issues

The next Alberta provincial election will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. For producers, the next election is an opportunity for the interests of agriculture to reinforced by voting for your local candidate with the strongest background and most favourable policy positions in this area. Alberta Pork has previously covered electoral boundary changes and…

PED town hall provides investigative insights

Alberta Pork and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry hosted a town hall teleconference on March 13 for over 150 producers and industry partners, related to the discovery and investigation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus in our province this year. Alberta Pork continues to work closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to prevent the disease…

Alberta PED case deemed a false positive

Last week, we announced a third and fourth case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs, had been discovered at separate hog operations in Alberta. Today, we are clarifying that the third case was a false positive. As of now, we can confirm three outbreaks of…

CQA program obligations remain in place

For producers certified under the existing Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) program, a reminder that program obligations are still in place, including your annual validation renewal. If yours is approaching due, please be diligent in following up with your validator. At the Alberta Pork annual general meeting in November 2018, our producers voted to pass a…

Second PED case discovered in Alberta

A 600-head farrow-to-finish hog operation in Alberta has contracted the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that causes diarrhea and vomiting in pigs. Alberta Pork is working closely with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry to fully investigate this outbreak and prevent the disease from spreading further. This is the second-ever reported case of PED in…