Ontario Pork represents the 1600 producers who market hogs in the province of Ontario. The Ontario Pork Producers’ Marketing Board (OPPMB) was formed in 1946. A producer vote held in 1945 showed there was an overwhelming majority of hog producers in Ontario who favoured a producer-controlled organization.
Ontario Pork represents pork producers in many areas, including hog marketing, consumer education, research, government representation, environmental issues, animal care and food quality assurance. The organization is also responsible for arranging for payment of hogs and, working cooperatively with the processors, arranging the trucking. Ontario Pork acts as the official spokes-group for the industry and is a source of information about the industry.