Manitoba Pork has released the details of a new economic analysis of the hog sector in the province.
The report indicates 55% of all agriculture and food processing jobs in Manitoba are tied to the hog sector, and the sector contributes 22,000 jobs across Manitoba in both urban and rural communities.
The economic analysis report indicates Manitoba’s hog sector directly contributes $139 million to the provincial government in tax revenue, and another $87 million in municipal tax revenue.
And the sector is growing.
Over 40 new barn sites or expansions have been approved across the province since 2017.
The sector is also attracting new value-added investment, such as the recent $182 million expansion of the Maple Leaf Foods facility in Winnipeg, and last week’s announcement of the $52.8 million expansion at Winkler Meats.