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Pork Value Chain Roundtable

The Canadian pork industry is world-renowned for its high quality products and superior safety standards. To maintain an advantage over global competitors, the industry must continue to offer products that exceed expectations and are second-to-none. As a collaborative effort between government and industry the Pork Value Chain Roundtable provides an important platform for discussing ideas, priorities, solutions and contributes to the success of Canada's pork industry. Key priorities include:

  • industry competitiveness
  • innovation
  • market access

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at

Upcoming meeting

The next Roundtable meeting will take place in 2020.

Meeting summary



  • John Ross – Canadian Pork Council
  • TBD – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada


  • Martin Waldner – Alberta Pork
  • Ben Woolley – Sunterra Farms
  • Melissa Dumont – Animal Nutrition Association of Canada
  • Neil Ketilson – Canada Pork International
  • Brian Sullivan – Canadian Centre for Swine Improvement
  • Jorge Correa – Canadian Meat Council
  • Jurgen Preugschas – International Meat Secretariat
  • Rick Bergmann – Canadian Pork Council
  • Arnold Drung – Conestoga Meat Packers
  • Randy Doctoroff – Costco
  • Vincent Cloutier – Les éleveurs de porcs du Québec
  • Claude Vielfaure – Manitoba Pork Council / Hylife
  • Rory McAlpine – Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Iain Stewart – Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Tim Faveri – Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
  • Sylvain Fournaise – Olymel
  • Eric Schwindt – Ontario Pork
  • Luis Alfonso Londono – Retail Ready Foods
  • Steward Cressman – Swine Innovation Porc

Provincial governments

  • Ron Geitz – Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Carlyle Bennett – Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
  • Rejeanne Asselin – Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
  • Christoph Wand – Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
  • Brad Marceniuk – Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture

Federal government

  • Eric Van Bochove – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Geoff Adams – Global Affairs Canada
  • Marty Seymoure – Farm Credit Canada
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