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Annual Reports

Annual Report 2015

Executive Director's Report: The year was notably more stable in comparison to some of the past years and it was encouraging to see some producers improving existing facilities and others seeking extra finishing space.  The excellent biosecurity protocols implemented by producers, transporters, veterinarians, packers and others in the industry have made a huge difference in keeping PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) out of Alberta.   

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Annual Report 2016

The past year saw a number of changes and challenges for the industry
including the controversial Bill 6: Enhanced Protection for Farm and
Ranch Workers Act which saw some of the greatest farm protests this
province has likely ever seen. While costs will increase and some
practices will need to change it did shift work in progress from whole
farm safety to the labour rights of workers.

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Annual Report 2014

Executive Director's Report: This was no ordinary year for our industry. The announcement in January that PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus) was now in Canada set the tone and, in large part, the agenda for the months to follow. While Alberta Pork made producers aware of the disease and its dangers back in May of 2013 when it was first identified in the United States, reports of the first Canadian case sparked a renewed sense of urgency. 

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Annual Report 2013

Executive Director's Report:The last year saw some of the highest feed costs combined with below average hog prices, making the fourth quarter of 2012 and the beginning of 2013  one of the hardest years our industry has seen. The roller coaster ride of 2012 to 2013 started with a sudden free fall in price and began strengthening in the second and third quarters of 2013, with fall bringing a much needed decline in feed prices. 

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Annual Report 2012

Executive Director's Report: It was another rollercoaster year for our industry, with some significant dips in revenue. Feed grain prices did the opposite and skyrocketed, costing producers on average another $22/pig in 2012 as compared to 2011. Simply put, this combination of expenses and revenue is not sustainable and will significantly impact the entire value chain. A change in our way of doing business is a must to secure a future for those most affected: The pork producer and the packer. A more profitable future can only happen if we embrace change and partner within the value chain.

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Annual Report 2011

Executive Director's Report: While the overall challenges felt by most in the industry had improved in the latter half of the fiscal year, with much improved prices, there were some tough spots along the road with higher feed costs and a price crash in the fall of 2010. Understanding the realities of the industry, Alberta Pork has redeveloped itself over the last year and placed its focus where it should be… on those that pay the bills… Alberta pork producers.

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