LONGUEUIL, QC, June 14, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The delegates of the
Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ) elected David
Boissonneault as the FPPQ's 12th president at their annual general
meeting in Quebec City on June 10. Boissonneault has been serving as
president of the regional pork producers union for the Quebec City
region since April 2011. Since joining the FPPQ in 2007, he has also
chaired the finishers' committee and has been closely involved in
marketing issues and in the negotiations for the new agreement, as well
as working on production costs and quality assurance.
With a diploma from the Institut de technologie agroalimentaire in
Saint-Hyacinthe, David Boissonneault, 35, is the youngest producer to
take the helm of the FPPQ. He has been working in hog production since
1995. A father of four, Boissonneault owns the Ferme Ronchonnerie. The
business includes two farrow-to-finish hog production sites of 340 sows
each, located in Saint-Louis de Blandford and Lyster.
"My primary objective is to make hog farming in Quebec profitable again
and to secure the future of the sector," Boissonneault said. "This is
the toughest challenge I have faced to date, and I firmly believe that
to succeed, we all need to step up to the plate."
Three members of the board of directors also joined the executive
committee: Cécilien Berthiaume, from the Beauce, as first
vice-president, Normand Martineau as first member, and André Auger,
from the Mauricie, as second member. Robert Monty, from St-Hyacinthe,
will stay on as second vice-president.
Besides the president, the FPPQ board of directors includes the
presidents of the regional unions and marketing committees. The board
is responsible for the general management of the Fédération and takes
the measures required to implement the decisions made at the annual
general meeting. The executive committee monitors and implements the
decisions of the board.
ABOUT THE FPPQ
The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec represents the
interests of 3900 pork producers in 12 regional syndicates. Quebec's
pork producers raise over 7.5 million hogs per year and generate
economic benefits amounting to over $1.5 billion across the province.
The pork industry in Quebec employs some 24,000 people and exports 60%
of its products to more than 75 countries. www.leporcduquebec.com
SOURCE FEDERATION DES PRODUCTEURS DE PORCS DU QUEBEC
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| Stéphanie Fortin |
Public Affairs Advisor
Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec
Telephone: 450-679-0540, extension 8542