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Hog processing plant gets a windfall

The federal government contributes $10 million to plant in Manitoba


Neepawa, Man. – A hog processing plant has received a boost of $10 million to upgrade its facility.

HyLife Foods received the funds from the federal government under the Slaughter Improvement Program.

HyLife, which was formerly Springhill Farms, will upgrade its wet area, expand its cooler and cutting areas, purchase new equipment and improve its workflow to enable further processing.

Growth opportunities

The feds say the investment is meant to help the company take advantage of growth opportunities, leading to new opportunities for farmers. Hylife has forged ties with local hog producers and even brought new residents to Neepawa.

HyLife is headquartered in La Broquerie, Man. and is the largest hog production company in Canada and among the top 15 in North America. HyLife, together with its affiliates, has business holdings in Canada, the U.S. and China.