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· Federal Government Invests In Pork Sector
· Canadian Pork Council applauds $6.1 million investment
Federal Government Invests In Pork Sector
by Cory Knutt, Pembina Valley Online (Canada)
10 April 2019 08:57
On Tuesday, the federal government announced an investment of over $6 million to help the Canadian pork industry harness innovation to boost production, strengthen public trust, and expand markets for Canadian pork at home and abroad.
“The Canadian pork Industry has been instrumental in establishing consumer trust in Canadian pork and helping expand markets at home and abroad," said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. "Our Government is committed to working with industry to build a stronger and more innovative pork sector, while improving competitiveness and fostering continued economic growth for our middle-class.”
The investment was made under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
“The projects announced today further strengthen the Canadian Pork Excellence platform and contribute to growing the Canadian economy," said Rick Bergmann, Canadian Pork Council Chair. "Canadian pork producers take great pride in producing the nutritious, high quality pork that is in high demand in markets around the world. Our on-farm food safety and animal care programs enable producers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable pork production.”
Over $3.8 million through AgriAssurance will help launch on-farm programs for food safety, traceability and...
Canadian Pork Council applauds $6.1 million investment
Minister Bibeau announced funding for the three components that comprise the Canada Pork Excellence platform: PigSAFE, PigCARE and PigTRACE.
Source: Canadian Pork Council
via National Hog Farmer - Apr 10, 2019
Canadian Pork Council members, in Ottawa yesterday for their annual Spring Meeting, welcomed Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s funding announcement of $6.1 million for the Canadian pork industry.
“We’d like to thank Minister Bibeau for taking the time to meet with pork producers and leaders of the industry. The projects announced will further strengthen the Canadian Pork Excellence platform and contribute to growing the Canadian economy,” says Rick Bergmann, Canadian Pork Council Chair.
Minister Bibeau announced funding for the three components that comprise the Canada Pork Excellence platform: PigSAFE, PigCARE and PigTRACE. The Canadian pork industry’s PigSAFE and PigCARE programs are on-farm food safety and animal care assurance programs that enable producers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable pork production. PigTRACE, the national traceability program is critical to quickly managing a disease outbreak.
The funding for these leading-edge programs ensure producers will have the tools to implement them on-farm. The support for traceability, the funding will enable the development of more efficient ways for producers to submit data and the identification of more effective ways to utilize the data. The Canadian Pork Council received $3.5 million under AgriAssurance for PigSAFE and PigCARE and $354,000 for PigTRACE.
The Canadian pork sector’s effort...