Maple Leaf Foods to buy four Saskatchewan pig farms

Maple Leaf Foods to buy four Saskatchewan pig farms

Postby Oscar » Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:02 pm

Maple Leaf Foods to buy four Saskatchewan pig farms

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The company is expected to invest $27 million into the farms

Mah Noor Mubarik · CBC News · Posted: Jul 04, 2021 1:00 PM CT | Last Updated: July 4

(PHOTO: Maple Leaf Foods will buy four pig farms, and process the pigs in a plant located in Manitoba. (Submitted by Tifanie

Maple Leaf Foods is buying four Saskatchewan pig farms in order to increase production at one of their plants.

The company will buy the farms from a group of companies called B&T Polar Pork Farms. The sale comes as an effort to increase the total production of one of their processing plants in Brandon, Manitoba, which currently isn't operating at its full capacity. The sale has the potential to supply Maple Leaf Foods with 14,000 pigs.

"This is to help kickstart our growth push for our processing plant, we've got a lot of demand from domestic and international customers and we obviously have to fill that demand," said Michael Detlefsen, the president of the Maple Leaf Foods Pork Complex.

The pigs from Polar Pork will be shipped to Manitoba to be processed and then turned into prime cuts of meat.

Detlefsen said the sale is a significant investment into Saskatchewan, and that it's also an opportunity to work closely with the Possberg family, who runs B&T Polar Pork Farms. Maple Leaf Foods is buying four of their 11 farms. . . . .

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