The Alberta Pork Grading Inc. (A.P.G.I.) is a private company responsible for the grading of hogs in Alberta. This company was formed as a result of the privatization of hog grading by the Federal Government in April,1996. The operations of the A.P.G.I. are administered by the Western Hog Exchange (W.H.E.).

An independent, experienced consultant works for the A.P.G.I. to monitor, train and certify packing plant grading personnel in order to ensure grading accuracy, scale accuracy, fairness and accountability at all Alberta Provincial abattoirs which grade hogs for settlement.

The W.H.E. administers the A.P.G.I. and monitors and provides necessary grader analysis data to the consultant so that each graders progress can be assessed.