Manitoba Pork’s three standing committees perform an advisory role to the Board of Directors in the implementation of policy as established by the Board of Directors under its mandate. The committees are comprised of directors, district advisors and staff in supporting roles.

Public Relations Committee

The purpose of the Public Relations committee is to create positive public awareness and knowledge of Manitoba Pork and its members through its public relations and marketing initiatives in support of its mission, “to foster the sustainability and prosperity of the pork industry for the good of hog farmers and all Manitobans.”

Current members: Scott Peters (Chair), Glen Gratton, Claude Vielfaure, Marg Rempel, Edward Stahl, Russ Penner, Doug Martin, George Matheson (ex officio), Susan Riese, Laurel Lyons, Sandy Ellis

Sustainable Development and Research Committee

The Sustainable Development and Research Committee’s primary purpose is to oversee Manitoba Pork’s research budget.

Since 1999, Manitoba Pork has spent more than $7.6 million on third-party and independent swine-related research and institutional development. We estimate that this has leveraged at least an additional $15 million in research funds from other sources.

Most of the annual research budget goes to organizations such as the University of Manitoba, the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative, the Prairie Swine Centre, Swine Innovation Porc, and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium. More than 100 swine-related research projects have been funded in whole or in part by Manitoba Pork.

Current members: Rick Bergmann (Chair), James Hofer, Rick Préjet, Neil Booth, Sheldon Stott, Fred Fast, Hans Soer, Peter Hofer, George Matheson (ex-officio), Mike Teillet

Industry Performance and Services Committee

This committee meets three times a year to examine the current state of the industry, and identify and advise on any deficiencies or areas where improvements can be made in the following areas:

  • Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) program
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Animal Care (incl. health and well-being)
  • Human Resources and Training
  • Traceability

The committee’s advice and recommendations help staff at Manitoba Pork prioritize needs and implement positive changes.

Current Members: Rick Préjet (Chair), Chris Lawson, Carol Martens, Don Carganillo, Calvin Penner, Lyle Peters, Russ Penner, Doug Martin, Garry Wollmann, George Matheson (ex-officio), Jeff Clark, Mark Fynn, Janice Goldsborough

Chop Talk – Issue #6-2017Apr 13th, 2017

In this issue of Chop Talk:   AGM 2017: It’s a wrap! Annual Banquet 2017: An evening to remember; Nutrient ban lifted; KAP’s carbon policy; Careers. Read Online: Chop Talk – Issue #7-2017 – April 13, 2017       …

News and Events

Manitoba Pork helps Siloam Mission ‘Make Room’

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11, 2017 (Winnipeg MB) – On April 5, Manitoba pork producers and industry partners gathered for the 2017 Manitoba Pork Annual General Meeting and Banquet. The highlight of the event came when Chair George Matheson presented a cheque for …

2017 Annual General Meeting & Banquet

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Manitoba Pork’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 5 at The Fairmont Winnipeg. The meeting drew a large audience to hear presentations on what Manitoba Pork accomplished in 2016 and what we have planned for 2017, plus updates from …

Swine Cost of Production Model for Manitoba

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Manitoba Pork has worked with MNP, an accounting and consulting company, to develop different model farms to generate cash flow projections and trial balance sheets to provide some insight into the economics of the industry. Click here to access information on: …

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