The Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (Sask Pork) was established in 1998 by the provincial Pork Industry Development Regulations pursuant to The Agri-Food Act. The organization is guided by a producer-elected, 6 member Board of Directors representing a cross section of all hog production levels. Sask Pork operates according to the Pork Industry Development Plan Regulations.
Elections are held every two years in odd numbered years. All registered producers are eligible to be nominated and hold a seat on the board of directors. Terms are two-year terms with a maximum of three consecutive terms.
A check-off is collected on all hogs raised in Saskatchewan for slaughter; market hogs $0.75; $.20 per hog for all hogs under 100 lbs., and $0.75 on all breeding stock exported from Canada. Through the check-off and complementary funding support, Sask Pork delivers core programs and producer services including industry communications, product promotion, industry development and sustainability, economic and policy analysis, agri-education, producer services and swine industry research. Provincially, Sask Pork administers and delivers the pork industry’s Canadian Quality Assurance CQA®) on-farm food safety program; Animal Care Assessment tool (ACA), and the Trucker Quality Assurance (TQA®) program.
To provide leadership for producers and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the Saskatchewan pork industry's continued environmental, social and economic sustainability.
To position the Saskatchewan pork industry as a preferred supplier of high quality, competitively priced pork products for the global market.