The PEI Hog Commodity Marketing Board is the representative body for the hog producers of Prince Edward Island and its mandate is regulated by the Natural Products Marketing Act. Established in 1971, the board consists of 6 directors originally set up to provide equal representation from each of the three counties, but with a declining producer base, the act was modified in 2008 to subsequently provide nominations and election at large.
Due to the closure of the only federally inspected hog slaughter facility in the province, the board no longer manages the supply agreements controlling the marketing of PEI hogs but continues to monitor and facilitate the export of swine from the Island.
The board is affiliated nationally with the Canadian Pork Council and Canada Pork International and regionally is a member of the Maritime Pork Council. The Marketing Board provides communication to its producer body and represents the same on issues related to government and regulatory organizations.
Through recent downsizing, the board office is now solely staffed by the Executive Director.
The hog producers of Prince Edward Island will provide safe, high quality pork to consumers in a sustainable environment by working together to become a more economically viable industry, while maintaining our social responsibility to our communities, and provide a satisfying lifestyle for ourselves.