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Feds beef up business with funding initiative

Quebec meat processor will receive $1 million in federal investment to fund expansion.


Asbestos, Que. – Les Viandes Laroche Inc. will receive a federal investment of up to $1 million to help it expand its meat processing operations.

The Asbestos, Que.-based meat processor will use the funding to buy new equipment, allowing it to increase capacity and offer cattle producers high-quality slaughter services. The expansion will also create new local jobs.

“By meeting European Community standards, we can target foreign markets with our Viandes Sélectionnées des Cantons (VSC) beef, respond better to the demand for beef produced by our local breeders, and continue distributing niche products,” adds Claude Laroche, president of Les Viandes Laroche.

The federal contribution comes through the Economic Action Plan’s Slaughter Improvement Program.