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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Public Policy

Ontario Pork advocates on behalf of its more than 1,919 pork farms on issues, legislation and regulations that impact the pork sector, by ensuring their voices are heard by policy makers during provincial and national policy discussions. 

Public policy directly affects how pork producers do business in this province; it can impact producers’ bottom line and the economic sustainability of raising pigs in Ontario.

Learn more about policy issues impacting Ontario’s pork industry. 

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Verification Certificates for Incinerators

Ontario Pork comments on a proposal on how verification certificates are issued for incinerators regulated under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA)

Ontario Pork believes that incineration will add one more option for pork producers in particular, where deadstock pickup/burial or composting is not available as an option, or not feasible due to regulatory issues, costs and complexities. 
Animal Care

Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) Bill 136

Ontario Pork submission on Bill 136, Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019

Ontario’s pork farmers are committed to internationally recognized high standards of animal care and farm practices, based on science, education, and animal husbandry best practices

Animal Care

CFIA Proposed Changes to PigTRACE

Ontario Pork responds to proposed identification and traceability requirements that will negatively impact PigTRACE

The PigTRACE program has been mandated by federal regulation since July 1, 2014. The pork sector has made great progress and experienced the value of the program in terms of preparedness and response to disease and food safety issues.
Animal Care

Animal Health Act, 2009

Ontario Pork response to Ontario government Bill 46, Less Red Tape, Stronger Ontario Act, 2022, and proposed changes to the Animal Health Act, 2009

Ontario Pork is committed to ensuring that Ontario’s pork farmers continue to bring high quality pork to Ontarians and international consumers.

Animal Care


Ontario Pork submission on proposed changes to feeds regulations

Ontario Pork supports efforts that are intended to manage the risks that livestock feeds pose to human, animal and plant health and the environment, however, we do not agree with the restriction on the use of zinc as outlined in the swine table...
Animal Care

Animal Health

Herd health is a priority for Ontario's swine industry

The health of animals is a concern and a priority for the Ontario swine sector. Animal health touches not only aspects of public health and food safety, but also the economic costs that animal disease outbreaks can trigger as well as animal...
Animal Care

Additional Info

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Rachelle Wood, Sr. Policy Advisor. [email protected], 519-767-4600 Ext. 1202