The Canadian Swine Breeders Association (CSBA) is responsible for keeping the database for the pedigree lineage of Canada's swine breeds.
Incorporations of breed associations are done under the rules of the Animal Pedigree Act, a law of the Parliament of Canada that sets certain standards for
registration eligibility and procedures.
This also contributes to the value of the Canadian pedigree as a reliable record of an animal's lineage.
Aside from maintaining the herd registry, the CSBA also provides a forum for concerted promotion for and by its members, communicates swine breeder
perspectives to governments and industry partners, promotes new technology to the industry and assists in export development for the industry.