Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

August 14, 2009 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Initiatives to Help Canadian Pork Producers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2009) - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Minister Vic Toews, Pork Council President Jurgen Preugschas and Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Laurent Pellerin will be at the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment in Glenlea, Manitoba, on Saturday August 15th, to announce investments to help hog farmers restructure or exit the industry, and to help the industry take advantage of new market opportunities.

Following the announcement, Minister Ritz will be available to speak to media.



EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Saturday, August 15, 2009

TIME: 12:00 p.m. noon (local time)

LOCATION: University of Manitoba -National Centre for Livestock and
the Environment
1191 Research Station Road
Glenlea, Manitoba


BIOSECURITY - To maintain the health of the livestock, we ask that you adhere to the Visitor Biosecurity Protocols and refrain from visiting a farm within 24 hours of your visit. We understand this may not be possible for everyone - in these instances we ask that you wear clean or disinfected clothing and footwear. If your vehicle has been on a farm within the past week, please ensure tires are clean or disinfected.

DIRECTIONS:

Drive South on Highway 75 about 15 kms South of the Perimeter Highway (3.5 kms past St. Adolphe turnoff). Turn left at Research Station Road and go to the end of the road.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    613-773-7972
    1-866-345-7972
    or
    AAFC Manitoba
    Richard Lavergne
    Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    204-983-4456 or Cell: 204-792-2640