Introducing the Alberta Pork app

Hog farmers, industry partners and members of the public have a new tool to educate and inform them on the latest issues of pork production: the Alberta Pork app, now available for Apple iOS and Android devices. Both Apple and Android users can download the app by searching “Alberta Pork” using their respective device application…

Ag student internships help raise the next generation of producers

Alberta Pork is pleased to announce its support for the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences’ (ALES) Work-Integrated Learning: Animal Science Mini-Internships program, taking place in February 2019. The Alberta Pork board of directors has approved a $25,000 endowment donation to the program, which takes place twice annually to provide students…

New, efficient barn opens to curious visitors

Visitors from near and far, producers and other community members, gathered near Mayerthorpe on October 12 for a barn opening. The $1.8 million state-of-the-art facility will feature an over-4,000-head contract finishing operation, shipping three full cycles annually to the Olymel processing plant in Red Deer. Operating the barn will be Pigs R Us Inc., owned…

Keeping ASF out of Canada

On September 19, a town hall teleconference was held in collaboration with Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network (CWSHIN), Alberta Pork, Saskatchewan Pork and Manitoba Pork, highlighting how CWSHIN is acting to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and share critical information with those who need it. This was a successful meeting involving…

New resources for the people side of your business

People are at the heart of every organization. Alberta Pork is proud to offer its producers resources and support in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC). The Alberta Pork 2018 Labour Project includes the development of an HR toolkit, the introduction of e-learning resources, and the launch of informational webinars. The first…