2020 was a tough year for Canadian pork producers.

Tyler Fulton is Director of Risk Management with Hams Marketing Services.

"Producers here in Canada went through probably their worst four months of profitability that we've probably seen in 20 year. It's taken a lot of equity out of the market in a short period of time and it's going to take a while to rebuild that. The industry is resilient and I think those that are still in the business are definitely dedicated to it."

Fulton says COVID-19 had a very significant impact on the meat industry as a whole, adding Canadian pork packers did really well to manage the impact in their labour force but that didn't avoid the major losses that accrued to the producers.