Quebec-owned family businesses generate 31,100 jobs throughout Quebec.
Environmentally Conscious Farming
Thanks to the continued efforts of our farmers, Quebec pork is now regarded as having the lowest carbon and water footprints in the world—setting the trend for low impact husbandry.
Water consumption is 45%1 lower than the average of the top five pork exporting countries (United States, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Canada).
We are the only pig farming organization to publish a corporate social responsibility report in compliance with UN food and agriculture guidelines.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of pig farming in Quebec is 25%2 below those of the top five pork-exporting countries. More specifically, Quebec pig farming produces 3.70 kg CO2 eq./kg of pork carcass.
According to an Our World in Data study of 119 countries, pig farming produces 7.6 kg of GHG emissions per 100 g of protein compared to other agricultural farming activities such as beef (49.9 kg), lamb (19.9 kg) and milk (9.5 kg).
Helping the Cause
Pig farmers are involved in their community. In 2017, Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec donated $20,000 to Food Banks of Quebec (FBQ), followed by $25,000 per year until 2022. To help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization stepped up and donated $133,000 to the FBQ as part of the “On s’épaule” campaign.