Ontario Pork represents the 1,600 farmers who market hogs in the province in many areas, including research, government representation, environmental issues, consumer education and food quality assurance. The pork industry in Ontario accounts for 1 in 7 jobs, and it is estimated that total industry output from farm gate sales is worth $5.6 billion to the Ontario economy.
The primary purpose for raising pigs is to provide us with food, or pork to be specific. Products including ham, bacon, sausage, pork roasts, chops and ribs, all come from pigs. Farmers are paid for the quality of the pork they produce. Ontario farmers produce some of the highest quality pork in the world and abide by strict on-farm food safety regulations.