Brent Moen is continuing on as chair of Alberta Pork. Moen and Craig Thompson were re-elected at the organization’s recent AGM along with new directors Ard Bonthuis and Andy Walter.
They join four other board members: vice-chair Stan Vanessen, Martin Waldner, Hendrik Fourie and Marcel Rupert.
Alberta pork producers have had a tumultuous year with hog prices being under — and often well under — the cost of production as well as the recent temporary closure of Olymel’s Red Deer plant. Alberta Pork has been in prolonged, but so far unsuccessful, talks to negotiate a new pricing formula.
Moen, who represents Red Willow Farms on the board, has also been chair of the Western Hog Exchange for a decade.