Ontario’s pork industry – past, present and future

In times of extreme adversity, an industry that has done much to improve the health and quality of its products deserves the full support of governments and consumers



From production to processing, the Ontario pork industry has seen dramatic changes over the past few decades.

As with most other major farm commodities, the number of pork producers has fallen substantially, both in Ontario and across Canada.

In 1951, 364,068 farms in Canada reported pigs with an average of 13.5 pigs per farm.

Better Pork - April 2010