March 29, 2005
Pork producers in Manitoba, Canada have plans to diversify
Canada's Manitoba Pork Council is moving towards reducing dependence on the US. With about 80 percent of Manitoba's pork production shipped out of the province, exports are key to the industry's survival.
Karl Kynoch from the Council said there are plans to seek out overseas markets in Japan, China, and Europe and to put further processing and value added in the product before exporting it out.
He also says there are a lot of small entrepreneurs that are interested in this industry and whatever can be done to help them get their businesses up and running would benefit the entire province.